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Hurricane Florence: What the Carolinas Learned from the Second 1,000-Year Flood in Two Years


Hurricane Florence was a devastating flood amplified by climate change, which means more people faced more intense damage. Here’s what Florence can teach us about risk, response, and resilience.

Hurricane Florence: What the Carolinas Learned from the Second 1,000-Year Flood in Two Years2021-08-03T15:00:09-04:00

Allied Trust


Welcome to National Flood Services Welcome to your Allied Trust flood insurance program provided in partnership with National Flood Services, the #1 flood solutions provider in the U.S. and we manage the flood program on behalf of Allied Trust. Together we’re ushering in a new era of flood insurance: one that is simple, fast, and supported by the most sophisticated tech in flood today. Learn more about the transition to FloodPro, your all new flood insurance policy management platform in our simple FAQ guide designed to help you learn more about the platform and its features. [...]

Allied Trust2021-06-17T21:40:14-04:00

First Street Flood Data


New scientific modeling demonstrates hidden flood risk Extensive new data modeling shows a harsh new reality that millions of Americans are at risk of flooding. Groundbreaking research from First Street Foundation, a non-profit group, highlights that 70% of American homeowners are at risk of flooding that isn't reflected in current FEMA flood maps. This new data reinforces just how urgent and important it is to get flood coverage in place that homeowners need. State by State Impact Reports Source: New York Times Click the map to check your county. Key Insights Property owners [...]

First Street Flood Data2021-08-03T14:07:57-04:00

6 Ways Technology Is Making Flood Management Better


In recent years, technology advances have streamlined processes throughout the flood management ecosystem. That means more flood insurance providers can help more at-risk Americans protect their homes with a flood insurance plan designed for their individual needs. Here’s a look at how technology has transformed every step of the flood insurance process.

6 Ways Technology Is Making Flood Management Better2021-08-03T14:55:43-04:00

What DC’s July 2019 Flash Flood Can Teach the Nation About Flood Preparation


In July 2019, nearly four inches of rain fell over Washington, DC, in about an hour. This heavy rainfall, about as much as the area typically sees in an entire month, sparked widespread flash flooding, illustrating how floods can happen at a moment’s notice almost anywhere in the country.

What DC’s July 2019 Flash Flood Can Teach the Nation About Flood Preparation2021-08-03T14:55:23-04:00

Why Adapting to Climate Change Isn’t as Easy as Leaving the Coasts


Climate change puts millions of Americans at a rising risk of devastating floods, and the question of how best to protect our homes and communities from damage is a complicated one. A recent Scientific American piece outlines a study that claims removing one million homes from flood zones could save $1 trillion over the long term. The report proposes an expansion of government buyout programs in flood-prone areas to mitigate future losses to homeowners, taxpayers, and the government.

Why Adapting to Climate Change Isn’t as Easy as Leaving the Coasts2021-08-03T14:54:55-04:00

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know to Prepare for 2020’s Flood Season


Flood season is upon us. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this flood season promises to be a wet one, with 23 states likely to face moderate to major flooding. Although experts do not anticipate this year’s flooding to be as bad as 2019’s, they predict that 128 million Americans are still at risk of flooding and 1.2 million Americans are at risk for major flooding. These are your customers, and this is what they need to know about flood season 2020.

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know to Prepare for 2020’s Flood Season2021-08-03T14:54:36-04:00

Americans Under-Prepared for Flood Season


62% of Homeowners Say They’re Prepared for a Flood, Yet Only 12% Have Flood Insurance, Survey Finds Original press release published here: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/06/01/2041593/0/en/62-of-Homeowners-Say-They-re-Prepared-for-a-Flood-Yet-Only-12-Have-Flood-Insurance-Survey-Finds.html As hurricane season begins, half of homeowners say they’re ‘less interested’ in buying flood insurance due to financial pressures from COVID-19. Kalispell, Mont., June 1, 2020 – Sixty-two percent of homeowners say they’re prepared for a flood, but only 12 percent have flood insurance, according to a new survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of National Flood Services, a leading flood insurance solution provider that processes 1.8 million flood policies and $1.4 [...]

Americans Under-Prepared for Flood Season2020-07-17T16:24:19-04:00

New platform modernizes access to flood coverage


Leading flood insurance solution provider National Flood Services has modernized the flood insurance space with its recent launch of Trident. The new technology provides a cloud-based platform that revamps the flood experience for policyholders, agents, write-your-owns (WYOs), claims examiners, and back-office operations staff.

New platform modernizes access to flood coverage2020-07-17T16:25:17-04:00

James Liu Appointed COO


National Flood Services Appoints James Liu as Chief Operating Officer, Effective May 18, 2020 Kalispell, Mont. – May 18, 2020 (9am CST) – National Flood Services, a leading flood insurance solution provider, today announced the appointment of James Liu as the new Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, James will assume responsibility for all operations and lead a new division encompassing customer service, claims, marketing, HR and finance. James brings a highly accomplished background in driving operational excellence throughout customer experience teams.  He previously Co-founded a consumer investment firm and prior to that was the Vice President of [...]

James Liu Appointed COO2020-05-21T19:47:16-04:00

When it rains, it pours


When it rains, it pours. NFS CEO, Ralph Blust was recently featured in Insurance Business America Magazine. The article featured below focuses on the increasing frequency and severity of floods and the fact that many Americans remain unprotected from the financial impact of a flood.

When it rains, it pours2020-07-17T16:25:58-04:00

What 35 Years Experience with Flood Insurance Has Taught Us


Floods are becoming more common in the United States. In an age where three-quarters of the country lives paycheck to paycheck, that means most of us are just one bad storm away from disaster.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. At NFS, we’ve dedicated ourselves to expanding flood protection for Americans around the country. Here’s our five-pronged approach for making sure more people who need flood insurance actually have it.

What 35 Years Experience with Flood Insurance Has Taught Us2021-08-03T14:52:40-04:00
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