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2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many communities throughout the nation facing threats of spring flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are once again joining forces to commemorate Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14 - 18. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/48725/ FEMA and NOAA's National Weather Service are...

2011-01-20 13:11:00

Family, Career Status Should Be Reflected In Your Policy Coverage NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /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.). "Discussing your current insurance needs with your agent, broker or company representative to make sure your coverage is up-to-date is...

2010-10-13 15:21:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrent Technologies, Inc. (Torrent) announced today that Century Focused Fund II, a private equity fund sponsored and managed by Century Capital Management, LLC, completed an investment in Torrent. Torrent plans to use the additional capital to support their rapid growth and to recapitalize early investors in the company. Torrent is a technology leveraged business services company that provides back office policy and claims processing services to private...

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...

2010-03-31 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...

2009-10-08 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...

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. A new "flood wall" exhibit discusses important facts about flooding including ways for homeowners to prepare for flood and protect themselves from costly flood damage. "You can't talk about severe weather without talking about floods," said Leslie...


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