National Flood Insurance Program may not withstand assault from Hurricane Sandy

Flood Insurance

National Flood Insurance Program braces for massive impact from claims Hurricane Sandy has brought many issues to light in the U.S., especially those concerning climate change and the country’s energy grid. Amidst the turmoil the storm has caused, federal officials have begun evaluating ways to improve the country’s defenses against natural disasters. At its peak, Hurricane Sandy was a Category 2 storm, but dwindles to a Category 1 and tropical storm status by the time it reached the northeastern states. Despite the storm’s weakening presence, it still managed to produce…

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Flood insurance premiums to spike for homeowners due to new legislation

Flood Insurance and reinsurance

Senate debating legislation that would raise flood insurance rates through NFIP Those living in areas of the U.S. that are prone to floods may soon see a spike in their insurance premiums due to a new legislation currently being debated in the U.S. Senate. The legislations concerns the beleaguered National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For years, the program has been a source of affordable insurance coverage for homeowners in risk-prone areas of the country. This affordability has come at a cost for the program itself, however, which has taken the…

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