Flood Insurance

Louisiana governor pushing to broaden homeowner flood grants | Miami Herald

Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to broaden Louisiana's flood aid program to include more homeowners with flood insurance and to boost grant amounts.<p>The …

Business

Trump: Flood Protection for Me, None for Thee

Last summer, just weeks after being crowned the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump scored major political points by visiting …

Liberal View

Compare Insurance Rates on NerdWallet

<b>Company Overview</b><p>Do you think nerdy types are the ones with all the financial answers you may need? Well, so do the owners of NerdWallet, a website …

Personal Finance

Congress must prove its mettle this fall; it has no choice

Print<p>WASHINGTON — Congress will have to prove its mettle this fall. It has no choice.<p>Republicans have little to show for their first seven months of …

Canadian News

Gambling with Mother Nature | Miami Herald

Pete Walker is gambling with his island home near Sarasota Bay — declining to renew his flood insurance and taking his chances with potential storm …

Business

EDITORIAL

The massive flooding ravaging parts of the Chicago area is doing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage, and all because of a basic failure of …

Insurance

Istanbul flood prompts nearly $57 mln flood insurance cost - ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS >Istanbul flood prompts nearly $57 mln flood insurance cost<p>Noyan Doğan - ISTANBUL<p>Heavy rainfall and flash floods that hit Istanbul in the …

Turkey

Fox River crests, but flood fears continue in Algonquin

Even though river levels are receding for some flood victims Monday, other waters continue to rise.<p>The latest threat is to residents in the Algonquin …

Insurance

These Are The Places In The U.S. That Will Be Soaked By Climate Change First

Low-lying coastal areas are going to start seeing flooding every couple of weeks–even though there is no rain or extreme weather. Get ready to get wet.<p>They call it “sunny day” or “nuisance” flooding: days when it doesn’t rain and there’s no extreme weather, but streets in coastal areas become …

Climate Change

UK insurers warn Ogden hit will cost more than decade of floods

Insurers face a bigger blow from planned changes to the rules on personal injury damages than from flooding in the North of England, the head of an industry lobby group has claimed.<p>Huw Evans, the director-general of the Association of British Insurers and a former Downing Street special adviser, …

Insurance

Q&A: How can I find out if I live in a flood zone in Virginia Beach?

Question: How can I find out if I live in a flood zone?<p>Answer: The city can provide some information and maps for residents who are curious if they …

Virginia Beach

119 Gregg St, Chesapeake, VA 23320 | Alison Creamer

Crestwood community – Chesapeake, VA<p>Looking for a great space? Stop looking at the boring formal homes with rooms you will never use and take a look …

Houses

Here's How the Right RV and Vehicle Insurance Protects Your Summer Fun

Summer can be a great time to get the big toys out of the garage. Jet Skis, off-road vehicles, RVs, and other expensive forms of transportation can …

Insurance

The Finance 202: The flood insurance game must go on

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Insurance

Mangroves, coral reefs could cut flood insurance premiums: Lloyd's

LONDON (Reuters) - Natural coastal habitats such as mangroves, coral reefs and salt marshes protect communities more effectively against coastal storms than seawalls, and insurers should consider this when pricing flood risk, Lloyd's of London said.<p>Investment to conserve natural habitats also makes …

Environment

Build it Back sees progress in fixing homes damaged by Sandy

Four years and $2.2 billion after it was announced, Build it Back is finally making headway in rebuilding homes wrecked by Hurricane Sandy, the city …

Coney Island

As governments offload the cost of flooding, are Canadian homeowners being left in the lurch?

Governments at both the provincial and the federal level are increasingly trying to pass the buck to homeowners when it comes to shouldering the cost …

Canadian News

Top 10 Markets With the Highest Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

When it's finally time to get off the starting blocks and buy a new home, one of the first thing most folks do is ... the math. How much do you need …

Business

Beware: Your Insurance May Not Cover These 9 Losses

Caps on many policies may shortchange you.<p>You might think that you have enough insurance protection. After all, you have car, homeowners, life, …

Insurance

Spared by Sandy, but Still Agonizing Over What Comes Next

Though they live just a half-mile from the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn, George and Laura Fishman were spared the kind of damage that upended their neighbors’ lives during Hurricane Sandy. (There were not, for instance, fish in their basement.)<p>But that posed a problem of its own.<p>How, the Fishmans …

New York City

Cool and Showery Memorial Day - Flashes of Summer Return Late Week

Sunday wasn't a total loss, in fact much of the day was just fine over central and southern Minnesota with plentiful sunshine and temperatures close …

Minneapolis

Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO

Print<p>From sunny and hot Tuesday to chilling rain and howling wind Wednesday, this week showed how quickly severe weather can impact …

Canadian News

Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO

From sunny and hot Tuesday to chilling rain and howling wind Wednesday, this week showed how quickly severe weather can impact Edmonton.<p>Following …

Canadian News

Flooding In Canada Is A Big Problem, But Few Canadians Know They're At Risk: Study

It’s hard not to sympathize with flood victims, but a number of Canadians still think that such a devastating event could never happen to them.<br>Nearly …

Canadian News

Louisiana economy depends on master plan to restore coast: Letter

Louisiana has a working coast. This is why I testified this month in front of the U.S. Senate in support of affordable flood insurance -- not only do …

New Orleans

Floodplain living isn't a luxury. It's a reality we have to deal with.

An Albertan who worked on flood recovery efforts in 2013 explains the problem with criticizing home owners for their ‘river views’<p>By the middle of …

Insurance

Dry spell spares much of Okanagan from expected flood

But risk of flooding makes flood insurance more appealing to homeowners<p>Though much of the Okanagan was largely spared the massive flooding that …

Weather

How to Survive a Flash Flood

Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods, like what recently happened in the …

Weather

Federal government cutting back on disaster assistance as floods become more severe

Even as the cost of flood damage has risen in recent years, the provinces have been forced to shoulder more of the burden because the federal …

Canada

How Canada is adapting to the new normal of devastating floods – VICE News

The worst flooding to hit eastern Canada in 50 years will undoubtedly come at an enormous cost, both to home-owners and to all levels of government. But as climate change fuels more-and-more natural disasters across the country, there is growing concern that bailing out those affected by the …

Climate Change