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Latest National Flood Insurance Program Stories

2013-03-04 23:04:11

PCI reminds homeowners, renters and business owners that being prepared for severe weather means conducting a review of their insurance policies and discussing coverage options with their insurance agent or company. CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is encouraging individuals, families and businesses to use National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013 as an opportunity to become better prepared physically as well as financially...

2013-02-27 08:31:18

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Structural engineering staff from Summit Engineering in Portsmouth, NH traveled to the Jersey Shore this month, where they joined the monumental project of assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. In this ongoing project, Summit's structural engineering team is helping to evaluate homes and determine whether damage was caused by wind or flooding. "As structural engineers living and working in New England, we've seen our share of storm...

2013-01-20 23:02:08

Most homeowners policies do not cover flood damage. A water restoration provider offers recommendations on securing adequate flood coverage. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is advising property owners to purchase insurance to protect them against the damage caused by flooding. With floods a very real threat in virtually every area of the country, even during the...

2013-01-04 20:20:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress did the right thing by voting to raise the borrowing limit of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). On Friday January 4, the U.S. Senate and House voted to increase the borrowing authority of the NFIP by one-third, to $30.425 billion from $20.775 billion. The bill now goes to the President for his signature. "PIA is pleased that Congress has...

2012-12-20 05:02:00

Hurricane Sandy left many homeowners high and dry when it comes to flooding protection. A flood restoration provider takes a look at the facts and myths surrounding property, flooding, and insurance. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and flood restoration services in the United States, is identifying some of the more blatant flood damage myths and misinformation in the wake of some of the most damaging floods on record....

2012-12-12 05:01:01

This landlocked Rocky Mountain town is still dealing with the super storm aftermath as National Flood Services (NFS) is the nation's leader in flood insurance processing, technology, and innovation. In response to Hurricane Sandy, NFS launches FloodTools.com -- a new website to help people better understand their flood risk. Kalispell, Montana (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 When Hurricane Sandy began making its way toward the Mid-Atlantic in late October 2012, a surge of preparation was underway...

2012-09-05 22:24:35

ZURICH, September 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flood losses are increasing at an alarming rate, while the insurability of floods provides unique challenges for the industry according to Swiss Re's latest report, Flood - an underestimated risk: Inspect, inform, insure [http://media.swissre.com/documents/Flood.pdf ]. Coinciding with the release of the publication is the release of a flood app for iPads. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2012-08-29 06:21:50

I.I.I. Has Resources and Experts on Hurricanes, Insurance Coverage NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters covering Hurricane Isaac are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). The I.I.I. has insurance experts who can discuss the economic ramifications of the storm, answer coverage questions and describe how the claims process works. There is also a wealth of information on insurance and hurricanes on the I.I.I. website, including...

2012-08-10 23:02:58

Severe weather season is in full swing, and severe weather means a heightened chance for flooding to occur. While flooding may not be totally prevented, the threat of flood damage may be cut down through research into the flood history in the immediate area. A water restoration expert guides you through the process of determining the flood risk to your home or business. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and...

2012-07-03 23:02:23

With some areas experiencing a foot or more of rainfall due to Tropical Storm Debby, Patrons Insurance Agency offers advice to Florida residents about the importance of flood insurance. Largo, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 In light of the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, which contributed to flooding in several areas along the gulf coast during the last week of June, Florida insurance agency Patrons Insurance Agency, Inc. urges Floridians to recognize the need for flood insurance. Rainfall...