Flood Insurance

On the Move: Flood insurance a must for Houston-area home buyers

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The wounds of Hurricane Harvey are still open for many Houston residents. At the same time, the images of a flooded Houston …

San Francisco Bay Area

Flood insurance shouldn't be at risk of expiration | Editorial | NOLA.com

Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy got an overwhelming vote of support Wednesday in the Senate for renewing the federal flood insurance program.<p>Senators …

Health Care

As Hurricane Season Ramps Up, Flood Insurance Program Set to Expire

Owners of federally insured flood zone properties have plenty to be nervous about this summer.<p>As hurricane season heats up, threatening thousands of …

Science

Colorado’s July storms could cause flooding in fire-damaged areas

Residents in fire zones across the state are being urged to take out flood insurance policies to protect themselves from landscapes stripped bare of …

Weather

The Storm Next Time: Will New York City’s Affordable Housing Co-ops Be Ready?

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>By Beth Carey [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons<p>July 11, 2018; Next City<p>Hurricanes are coming; that much is certain. The NASA …

Housing

A Houston journalist helps you explore the broken flood insurance program

One flooded house on the San Jacinto River in Kingwood, Texas might well be the poster child for what's wrong with the National Flood Insurance …

Extreme Weather

Graves staff chief tells Baker City Council that Comite diversion canal should result in lower flood insurance premiums

BAKER — The state’s $1.4 billion plan for the Comite River Diversion Canal, which is mostly funded through the federal government, will include …

Baton Rouge

Senate extends troubled flood insurance program without reforms

When the Senate passed the farm bill this month, lawmakers quietly tacked on a multibillion-dollar provision to extend the nation’s troubled federal …

Health Care

More white knuckles for lenders as flood insurance deadline approaches

WASHINGTON — Once again, congressional inaction on reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program is prompting concerns about mortgage closings …

Health Care

Investigating Flood Insurance

Mark Collette of the <i>Houston Chronicle</i> tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his investigation into the National Flood Insurance Program.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>After a hurricane, severely damaged homes are supposed to be elevated or removed from flood plains. It's a central pillar of …

Insurance

Flood insurance problem ignored for decades

Image 1of/32<p>Caption<p>Close<p>In the month after Houston's Memorial Day flood of 2015, the city sent about 1,000 letters to homeowners whose homes were …

San Francisco Bay Area

Editorial: 6 reasons Floridians should pay attention to farm bill negotiations

Floridians should follow the farm bill negotiations this summer in Congress. Farm bills are typically dry discussions about reauthorizing a vast …

Tampa Bay

Flood insurance premiums may sink South Florida before the rising sea

Long before the invading sea reaches our homes, it could upend our region’s economy. And soon.<p>In just two or three years, Congress may change the way …

Opinion

What is Adverse Selection in Insurance?

Adverse selection refers to a buyer having more information than the seller. In the case of insurance, this refers to insurance companies being …

Health Care

Hurricane Insurance: Is It Important? Why Do You Need It?

The National Hurricane Center named the first storm of this hurricane season before the season officially begun. Last month, Alberto was declared a storm a few days prior to the commencement of the June 1 season. A very active storm season is highly expected, so it’s important to know about the …

Health Care

Flood insurance and citrus greening money among ‘Farm Bill’ provisions

WASHINGTON – The Senate-passed Farm Bill includes a six-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program and $125 million to address citrus …

Insurance

Grace Notes: Louisiana senators slip flood insurance provision into contentious farm bill

Pretty much everything in Washington is contentious these days, and that includes many components of the farm bill that passed out of the Senate …

Baton Rouge

Senate farm bill would extend flood insurance program

The Senate's farm bill would prevent the July 31 lapse of the National Flood Insurance Program, but it still needs to be debated in conference with …

Insurance

Senate Passes Farm Bill with Flood Insurance Extension

By a bipartisan 86-11, the Senate today passed its version the 2018 farm bill. The vote sets up a conference between the Senate version and the …

Insurance

Flood insurance extension advances

The U.S. Senate has passed a Farm Bill that includes a Louisiana lawmaker's addition of a six-month extension for the nation's flood insurance …

Health Care

Hurricane season is here. Are you prepared?

Protect the life you’ve built with flood insurance.<p>The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most devastating and costly on record. And it can happen …

Extreme Weather

Read the fine print before purchasing flood insurace or filing a claim, experts say

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Whether you already have flood insurance or are looking into getting a new policy, make sure it covers what you need, …

Framing

Flood Compliance: Exploring the Depths

By Kathryn Morris, CRCM<p>The enforcing regulation behind the Flood Disaster Protection Act doesn’t take long to read from start to finish. Perhaps 12 …

Health Care

Understand what your flood insurance policy covers before hurricane season

Understanding your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy is an important part of your preparation for hurricane season.<p>NFIP offers two types …

Extreme Weather

Romano: You better hope I'm wrong about flood insurance

Chances are, I'll go down as the Boy Who Cried Flood.You might have noticed, I've been shouting about the imminent calamity of flood waters for quite …

Tampa Bay

Federal flood insurance costs taxpayers billions without reducing storm damage

The National Flood Insurance Program costs taxpayers $30 billion. Congress should incentivize people to mitigate damage and privatize flood insurance.<p>An alarming study by the National Centers for Environmental Information recently found that hurricanes are lingering for longer periods of time, …

News (U.S.)

Major insurer says Houston must take bold action to prepare for future flooding, hurricanes

Image 1of/22<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A major insurer that has studied flood disasters worldwide says Houston has to act boldly to be ready for the next storm.<p>That …

San Francisco Bay Area

Your New Flood Insurance Options

Most homeowners with flood insurance still get it from the federal government. But private insurers are starting to offer policies with higher …

Health Care

Everyone Lives In A Flood Zone; Do You Know Yours?

Here are some key differences between the maps intended to help you understand the risks to your home and your business.<p>HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL -- …

Insurance

Storms slam Beaumont, floodwaters receding

Extreme Weather