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Government-Produced Flood Maps May Have Underestimated Properties at Risk

First Street Foundation, a nonprofit agency, is making accurate climate change-adjusted flood scores available for every property in the U.S. today. There are government-produced maps showing 8.7 million homes and properties at significant flood riskā€”and it turns out those may …

Willis Research Network Partners with ‘Cloud to Street’ to Raise Flood Resilience

The Willis Research Network (WRN) has formed a new partnership with “Cloud to Street,” a global flood-mapping and monitoring platform that aims to help governments, humanitarian organizations and private sector actors increase resilience to catastrophic flooding. The partnership will leverage …

U.S. Private Flood Insurance: The Journey to Build a New Market

Not long ago, private flood insurance was thought to be an impossible dream in the property/casualty sector. There were numerous arguments supporting the common wisdom that a meaningful market for residential flood coverage from admitted private insurers would never exist. …

JBA Risk Management Launches Probabilistic Global Flood Model

The global leader in flood risk management, JBA Risk Management, launched the first probabilistic global flood model, which allows re/insurers to model river and surface water flood at 30 meters (98.4 feet) resolution worldwide. The Global Flood Model not only …

JBA Risk Management and FloodFlash Launch Parametric Flood Policy in UK

JBA Risk Management and FloodFlash have formed a partnership to provide event-based flood insurance, which uses parametric triggers for property exposures. The product is an industry first and will provide bespoke insurance for policyholders in frequently flooded areas who have …

Government Overhaul of National Flood Insurance Cheered by Climate Resilience Experts

Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around the country to better plan for extreme weather, but could drive up costs for some homeowners. The changes being …

Federal Flood Insurance Premiums Could Rise in Flood-Prone Areas Under Trump Plan

Flood insurance premiums could rise and property values fall in the most deluge-prone areas under a plan the Trump administration intends to roll out in coming weeks to change the way risk is calculated under the National Flood Insurance Program. …

The Co-operators Offers Storm Surge Insurance to Homeowners in Atlantic Canada

The Co-operators Group Ltd. is offering storm surge insurance to homeowners in the provinces of Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Most recently released in Nova Scotia, The Co-operators Comprehensive Water insurance is …

U.S. Flood Models Still in Infancy, So Underwriters Must Be ‘Cautious Consumers’

The market for privately written inland flood insurance in the United States is growing rapidly, but flood modeling is still in its infancy. As a result, underwriters need to be aware of the differences that exist among commercial flood models, …

AIR Worldwide Introduces Inland Flood Model for Japan

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has introduced a new inland flood model for Japan along with enhancements to its Japan typhoon model. These models are part of Version 5.1 of AIR’s catastrophe modeling software platform, Touchstone. The AIR Inland Flood …