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2009-09-08 15:08:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf coast on Sept. 13, 2008, causing tremendous property damage over a wide swath of the Galveston-Beaumont region.

2009-04-30 05:00:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), unveiled a new addition to their StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes experience located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot.

2009-04-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- June 1, 2009 marks the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season. In addition to knowing appropriate safety precautions, FEMA recommends protecting your property now with a flood insurance policy.

2009-04-14 12:27:00

SEATTLE, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrent Technologies, Inc.

2009-01-12 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy seasonal rain and recent wildfire damage can make for a disastrous combination. Winter Rainy Season in the Northwestern United States brings intense winter storms and the majority of annual precipitation to the region.

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2007-02-02 00:50:00

Maps used to calculate flood danger in the U.S. rely on data that are decades out of date, according to a report that calls for a new national program to remap land levels.

2006-08-15 17:43:50

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday ruled a Mississippi couple's homeowner policy did not give them coverage for damage from flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, in a major win for the insurance industry.

2006-08-15 14:34:13

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday ruled against a Mississippi couple who had sued Nationwide Mutual Insurance to recover damages from flooding during Hurricane Katrina under their homeowners policy after their house suffered $130,000 of damage.

2006-06-27 20:31:53

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday legislation to bolster the U.S. flood insurance program, struggling under a load of debt after last year's horrendous hurricanes.

2006-05-25 18:56:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted unanimously on Thursday to overhaul the bankrupt National Flood Insurance Program by eliminating subsidies, raising premiums, stiffening coverage requirements, and redrawing flood maps.


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