New York may launch its own flood insurance program

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Assemblyman proposes the establishment of a state-run insurance program New York may have a solution to the flood insurance problem: Abandoning the National Flood Insurance Program. Early last year, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder proposed a plan to create the state’s own flood insurance program, free from the control of the federal government. The plan had received relatively little support in its early days, but now Goldfeder is pushing to make this initiative a reality. A state-run program could have serious implications for flood insurance coverage in New York. Federal program continues…

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Flood insurance controversy continues to brew in New York

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Attorney General launches criminal probe into potential wrongdoings by flood insurance providers The New York Attorney General’s Office has launched an official criminal probe into accusations coming from victims of Hurricane Sandy concerning how their insurance claims were handles. Many homeowners in New York that were affected by Hurricane Sandy have had their insurance claims regarding flood damage denied by their insurance providers and have suggested that these claims were denied due to falsified engineering reports. As a result of rejected homeowners insurance claims, many consumers have suffered significant financial…

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Flood insurance rate increases anger homeowners

Customers in New York are incensed as they prepare for much higher premiums for coverage. Many homeowners in the New York region are now facing a number of different events that are all having a considerable impact on the rates that are being paid for flood insurance coverage, sending premiums skyward. Though many had believed that it could all be blamed on the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy, this is not the case. The cost of Hurricane (Superstorm) Sandy is certainly playing a role in the amount that is…

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Mayor Bloomberg looks for alternative to flood insurance

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Flood insurance may not be adequate safety net for New Yorkers New York is no stranger to hurricanes and flooding disasters, but the recent onslaught of Hurricane Sandy has sparked new action when it comes to the matter of flood insurance and protection for state residents. Hurricane Sandy dealt a terrible toll to the state, causing a significant amount of damage from strong winds and, primarily, flooding. Many homeowners throughout the state that were affected by the storm found that their properties were not protected from flood damage due to…

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Flood insurance leaves many in Staten Island unimpressed

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Floodwaters are leaving homeowners battling with insurers to try to receive damage payments. Many people in Staten Island said that they knew that their homeowners policies weren’t enough to cover them against the damage that could come from floodwaters, but those who went ahead and purchased flood insurance are finding themselves frustrated as they must still battle to recover their losses. Many homeowners in the region are finding that the payments they are receiving are falling far short of the expense. In one instance of an Adams Avenue homeowner –…

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Flood insurance woes delay recovery in Long Island

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Long Island homeowners have yet to receive payouts from their flood insurance policies Thousands of residents in Long Island, New York, are still waiting on their insurance payouts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The powerful storm struck the island more than three months ago, but many of its homeowners are still struggling to recover from the damage caused by the devastating storm. Most of these homeowners have been in contact with their insurance providers, but insurers have continued to delay claims payments or outright denying claims due to technicalities.…

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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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