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New FEMA Flood Maps Bring Some Relief to New Jersey Coast

More than seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore, thousands of homeowners are getting some relief from crushing rebuilding and insurance costs. The federal government has updated its flood maps laying out the likelihood of damage …

Connecticut Shoreline Avoids Zoning Changes After Storms

After hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed by storms raking Connecticut’s shoreline, a state task force recommended that local zoning codes be changed to reflect rising sea level and new flood elevations. But changing zoning laws that might lead …

New York Officials: Include Hudson Areas in Flood Study

New York officials are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include Hudson River communities in a $20 million study of flood-prone areas in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Charles Schumer says local governments and groups like …

Clark County Asks Nevada For Disaster Aid After Floods

Clark County commissioners are asking the state of Nevada for disaster relief funds in the aftermath of flash floods that killed two people and caused an estimated $2.6 million in damages to government property. The request that county leaders approved …

After the Rain: Irene’s Lessons to the East Coast

Antonia Schreiber is taking no chances on the next big storm. The remnants of Hurricane Irene turned the 200-year-old building that housed her Catskill Mountains spa boutique into a muddy mess a year ago in Windham, N.Y. She managed to …

New York State Hands Out $16M in Flood Control Grants

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will give $16 million in grants to communities hit by last year’s damaging storms. The state originally planned to distribute $9 million to 23 counties. But it has come up with another …

N.Y. to Hold Flood Insurance Adjuster Certification Class on July 17

New York will be offering its annual training session this month for property/casualty insurance adjusters who want to seek or maintain certification so they can conduct adjuster services for claims filed under National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies. The training …

New York County Hosts Open House for Last Year’s Flood Victims

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston in New York recently hosted an open house to help local residents who are still suffering from last year’s flooding. The event was held at the Binghamton University campus, State University of New York, on …

N.Y. Agents Tell Senate Panel of Flood Insurance Claims Hassles

A director of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York told lawmakers and regulators this week that New Yorkers are dealing with unnecessary hassles when they make flood insurance claims. William Oliver told the panel that the difficulty …

N.Y. Court Enforces Flood Insurance Policy’s Proof-of-Loss Requirement

A New York appeals court recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a homeowner was not entitled to coverage under the policy from the National Flood Insurance Program because he failed to follow the proof-of-loss requirement. The case involves Robert …