Flood insurance rates to spike in New York and New Jersey

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Flood insurance rates expected to rise in wake of Hurricane Sandy More than six months have passed since Hurricane Sandy barreled into New York and New Jersey. The two states suffered horrendous damage from the storm, but not from its strong winds. Floods caused the majority of the damage associated with Hurricane Sandy, which has proven to be a problematic issue for the victims of the powerful storm, especially those without flood insurance protection. The uninsured and the uninformed suffered serious losses due to the storm, with most believing their…

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Hurricane season draws more attention to homeowners insurance

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Homeowners insurance becomes top priority as hurricane season approaches Hurricane season in the U.S. is fast approaching, which means that many states along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Coast are beginning to take steps to raise awareness of prominent homeowners insurance issues. In the past, powerful hurricanes have caused significant damage in several states. The most recent example of how much damage can be caused by one of these natural disasters can be seen in 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. The homeowners insurance sector continues to reel from the disaster even…

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Homeowners insurance sector could see some turbulence this hurricane season

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NOAA predictions could bode ill for homeowners insurance sector Hurricane season is nearly here, and that could mean trouble for the U.S. east coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a new report concerning the arrival of hurricane season and what that could mean for states along the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes have proven to be a major concern for the U.S. over the past few years, especially when it comes to homeowners insurance and flood coverage. Hurricane Sandy is the most recent example of the damage that…

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Flood insurance cost increase delay sought by senators

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Following the struggles that have been brought about by Superstorm Sandy, higher rates could be crippling. According to Senator Robert Menendez, choosing to increase the rates for flood insurance at the moment could be highly damaging to the residents of New York and New Jersey, who are still struggling to rebuild their homes and businesses after they were demolished by Superstorm Sandy. The victims of the storm are already coping with the new flooding zone maps that often require changes. The rebuilding has already led to increased costs as many…

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Flood insurance risk maps recreated by FEMA for Hampden County

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This will change the rates that are being paid by residents of the area whose condition has been altered. The federal government has now released the newly redrawn version of the flood insurance maps for Hampden County, Massachusetts, which will be required to be applied by communities on or before July 16 so that their residents will be eligible to take part in the national coverage program. Several properties have been affected by the new map, though the actual number has not yet been released. Communities are required to implement…

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Flood insurance rates to spike this year

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Flood insurance rates are set to rise throughout the US Flood insurance throughout the U.S. is expected to become costlier as legislation passed last year concerning the National Flood Insurance Program comes to fruition. The legislation was designed to address the several, severe financial problems that the flood insurance program has faced over the past several years. The program first began experiencing these troubles in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The storm dealt such a powerful blow that the federal program has not yet recovered. Ensuing years of floods throughout…

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Flood insurance continues to baffle a fifth of all homeowners

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A recent survey has shown that many property owners are not aware of what coverage they do or do not have. According to the results of a recent survey of homeowners, one fifth of the participants did not clearly understand what flood insurance coverage they had, and whether or not they needed to purchase an additional policy. The survey showed that nearly twenty percent of homeowners are unaware that they are uninsured. The study was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, in combination with Bankrate.com. What it determined was…

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