Flood insurance policies get the spotlight from Oroville Dam

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Questions are now being raised about this type of coverage as storms continually threaten nearby residents. The mandatory evacuations have been lifted for Butte County residents and now the spotlight has been placed on flood insurance policies. The spillway at the Oroville Dam has been damaged and with the storms this year, the whole area is threatened. Many people have been looking into flood insurance policies in order to make certain that their coverage will protect them against the risk of a torrent released by the damaged spillway. This problem…

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Flood insurance coverage fails Detroit homeowners

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Many metro Detroit homeowners will not receive compensation for damage caused by flooding. The aftermath of last week’s flooding in metro Detroit, most of which was the cause of sewer backups, has left a number of homeowners in the area with flooded basements and, much to the dismay of many of these residents, they learned that most flood insurance does not cover damaged objects, such as furniture, fridges, computers, and televisions. Some structures in the basement are covered and some are not. According to FEMA guidelines, ordinary federally supported flood…

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Flood insurance claims hitting speed bumps in New Jersey

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FEMA data highlights delays in flood insurance claims The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun releasing information concerning the rate at which flood insurance claims produced by Hurricane Sandy are being finalized. Since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast U.S. in late October 2012, flood insurance claims have been a problem for victims of the storm. The natural disaster caused widespread flooding that ruined many properties throughout the northeast, with much of the damage being localized in New Jersey. Selective Insurance highlighted by FEMA data According to FEMA, Selective…

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Flood insurance could soon be mandatory for 35,000 property owners in New York

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FEMA introduces revised flood maps that could expand flood insurance requirements The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has introduced new flood maps for the East Coast U.S. this week that could force many property owners and businesses to purchase flood insurance coverage. The federal agency has been working to revise flood maps over the past two years, addressing some of the emerging threats that have been brought to light by powerful storms, such as Hurricane Sandy. These storms have caused widespread flooding in many parts of the East Coast and…

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National Flood Insurance Program may be ready for a bailout

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FEMA weighs bailout option for National Flood Insurance Program Though Hurricane Sandy has passed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still in the throes of managing the impact of the natural disaster. One of the most significant problems facing the industry in the wake of the powerful storm is the damage it has done through flooding. Floods fall squarely in the realm of the National Flood Insurance Program, a federal insurance provider that accounts for the vast majority of the country’s flood insurance policies. FEMA may be pressured to…

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More than 200,000 UK homes at risk of losing flood insurance coverage as agreement between the government and insurers comes to an end

More than 200,000 homes in England and Wales could go uninsured once a pact between the nation’s flood insurers and government comes to an end in 2013. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned that these homes would have profound difficulty in attaining new flood insurance policies once the agreement comes to a close. The ABI has been examining data provided by the UK’s Environment Agency regarding the potential for severe floods in both regions of the country. The issue has highlighted a major problem in the UK’s insurance…

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Consumer advocates encourage president Obama to speak out on NFIP during State of the Union address

President Obama will be delivering the annual State of the Union address this week on the 24th of January. In the past, the president has used this occasion to highlight some of the major issues that have put the nation on edge. He has also outlined plans legislators have come up with to fix a number of these problems. This year, consumer advocates from SmarterSafer.org are urging the president to make a statement regarding the state of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Thousands of people get their flood insurance…

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