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2010-07-21 14:16:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Hartford, Connecticut has received a letter of accreditation for the Hartford Levee and Flood Control System on the Connecticut River. The accreditation was received from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Consulting engineering firms GEI Consultants, Inc. and Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. led the team supporting the City's successful two-year effort. "The City of Hartford was extremely...

2010-07-15 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus and Pennsylvania's senior appropriator on the House Appropriations Committee, issues the following statement on hypocritical disparity in the national priorities regarding property insurance versus health insurance. "Today the House of Representatives will pass much-needed legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. This vital program ensures...

2010-07-02 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As Tropical Storm Alex raises concerns about weather-related risks to life and property, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging U.S. residents nationwide to protect themselves and their properties by preparing an emergency readiness kit and purchasing flood insurance. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/44348/ The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2010-06-23 11:14:00

June 23 Marks Anniversary of Deadly Tornado Outbreak in PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 66th anniversary of a huge tornado outbreak that killed more than 150 people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and one day after severe storms hammered south-central Pennsylvania, Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario today reminded consumers that the Insurance Department is ready to assist with their insurance questions and needs after disaster strikes. On June 22,...

2010-05-06 10:06:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes time to buy that dream home, the cost to insure it is often overlooked. The Insurance Information Institute says there are two questions everyone should ask before they buy: How much will the home cost to insure? And, will separate coverage be needed for certain disasters, such as flood or earthquake? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/iii/43425/ Insurance is an...

2010-03-31 14:50:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Congress has allowed the National Flood Insurance Program to expire for the second time this year, leaving scores of American homeowners in limbo. The flood program lapsed Sunday night after the U.S. Senate adjourned without taking action on a bill, HR 4851, that would have extended the flood program and other federal programs. Congress does not reconvene until April 12, meaning that homeowners will find themselves without coverage and ruining any...

2010-03-15 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the snowiest winter seasons in many years yields to warmer weather and the promise of rain and snowmelt, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's FloodSmart Campaign and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they are again working together during Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 15-19) to raise awareness of the dangers associated with flooding and steps to protect against damage. Year in and year out, floods are...

2010-02-01 09:36:00

The I.I.I. Provides 10 Questions to Determine Whether You Need to Update Your Coverage NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major purchases and lifestyle changes such as marriage, divorce or retirement can have a profound effect on your insurance needs, so an annual coverage review is always a good idea, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "To make the most of your insurance dollars, it is very important that you let your insurance agent or company...

2009-11-09 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Because water can enter your home and cause damage in so many ways, it's often confusing to figure out what's covered by insurance and what's not. The Insurance Information Institute has tips on how to figure it out. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/iii/40966/ Test Your Water IQ: You discover water in your basement from a burst pipe. Is it covered? Yes, your homeowner's policy protects you. How about that...

2009-10-08 13:17:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- First Risk Management Services (FiRMS), the largest flood insurance provider in Hawaii and a subsidiary of First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), announced today that it has selected Torrent Technologies, Inc. (Torrent) to provide systems solutions and back office services to support its flood business. TorrentFlood® is the newest platform on the market and offers the industry's only 100 percent web-based and real-time flood...


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