Flood Insurance News

Mayor Calls for Firings Following New Orleans Flooding

A New Orleans official has announced plans to retire and the city’s mayor wants other people fired days after torrential rains flooded the city. Local media report that Executive Director Cedric Grant of the Sewerage and Water Board has announced …

Swiss Re: Miami Is More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …

Farmers Are Eligible for Flood Loans in 14 Michigan Counties

Farmers and ranchers in 14 Michigan counties are eligible for emergency loans due to widespread damage amid severe storms and flash flooding in June. The update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes after President Donald Trump last week made …

Arkansas Farmers Still Optimistic Despite Ravaging from Floods

While spring floods left many rice farmers with fewer acres of rice than they originally planned, they’re hopeful a rising market can offset at least some of the lost acreage. “We had 1,400 acres, and we were able to salvage …

Disaster Declaration OK’d for 16 Oklahoma Counties

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says a federal disaster declaration has been approved for 16 counties affected by storms and tornadoes in mid-May. Fallin said Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved declaration for Alfalfa, Beckham, Cherokee, Coal, Cotton, …

Hundreds Evacuate from Flooding in Western Wisconsin City

Several hundred people evacuated their homes early on July 20 in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia where heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. The waterlogged city is part of more widespread flooding in Wisconsin and Minnesota …

Parts of Midwest Beset with ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding

Authorities say nearly everyone in the Racine County community of Burlington, Wisconsin, is dealing with some type of flood damage. Police Chief Mark Anderson says flooding in the city of about 10,000 is “massive” and “unprecedented.” The city’s four bridges …

Louisiana Farmers Could be Helped by $10M Program for Flood Recovery

Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for grants from a $10 million program aimed to help with recovery from last year’s flooding. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s office says the grants come from federal flood recovery dollars …

Officials: New Minot Flood Plain Map Could Hike Insurance Premiums

Minot, N.D., leaders say the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed new flood plain map could raise insurance premiums for thousands of property owners. The preliminary map shows about 4,000 properties along the Souris River moving from preferred flood risk to …

New Flood Insurance Product For Florida Homeowners Available from American Integrity

American Integrity Insurance Group (AI), a Florida-based insurance provider, has unveiled a private flood insurance option for homeowners. AI is one of nine Florida-based insurers to offer its own flood program that includes a Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR) …