Flood Insurance News

One Man’s Solution After Harvey’s Floods? Build His Own Levee.

After Hurricane Harvey inundated David Bush’s Richmond, Texas, home with 20 inches of rain, he knew he wanted to rebuild but was worried about how his property could be protected from the next big storm. So, Bush came up with …

New Nebraska Lake Expected to Reduce Flood Plain, Lower Insurance Rates

A Nebraska Natural Resources District is opening Omaha’s newest park and lake after spending nine years developing the $44 million project. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Papio-Missouri River district will open Flanagan Lake on Wednesday. The area also includes …

The Lowdown: Top Private Flood Carriers, High Tides, Storm Surges & More

In the words of Peter Criss, “I can’t stop the rain” … and where there’s rain, there could be flooding for many more of us than traditional FEMA flood maps indicate. A startling new study from University of Bristol illustrates …

Body Found of Man Who Disappeared Amid Maryland Flooding

Searchers scouring a river alongside an historic Maryland town ripped apart by flash flooding found the body of a man last seen being swept away by the raging waters as it gutted shops and pushed parked cars into swollen tributaries. …

New Jersey Reminds Residents, Insurance Companies to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is urging the insurance and banking companies it regulates, as well as New Jersey residents, to prepare now for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1. All Garden State residents should have …

Want Flood? Let the Market Make it Happen.

I spent a day last week in a conference that was focused on some specific risks that make up a property insurance gap nationwide. The morning was focused on one of my favorite soap boxes, flood. You guessed it. It’s …

AAA Carolinas Launches Inland Flood Coverage for Homeowners

AAA Carolinas Insurance has launched new inland flooding protection for policyholders. The Inland Flood Coverage is one of three new enhancements offered by AAA Carolinas Insurance, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Home Systems Protection and Service Line Coverage have also been …

Retired Engineer Questions Plans to Relieve Houston-Area Bayou Flooding

Hurricane Harvey’s epic rain in August 2017 convinced many residents and elected officials in Southeast Texas that the drastic flooding required drastic drainage solutions. The Galveston County Daily News reports one drastic solution is transforming the scenic bends in the …

Texas County to Urge Flood Insurance Purchase via Billboards

Houston-area officials are planning a campaign to put up two dozen billboards encouraging residents to buy flood insurance after Hurricane Harvey. The Harris County Flood Control District estimates more than 80 percent of the county’s 1.4 million buildings lacked flood …

City Council Approves Changes to Houston’s Floodplain Regulations

More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey’s destructive floods damaged hundreds of thousands of homes across a wide swath of southeast Texas, the Houston City Council on April 4 approved the first overhaul to floodplain regulations in a decade. Originally …