<< RETURN TO BLOG MAIN PAGE National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters How to involve kids in emergency planning The important of helping children cope Access to youth focused preparedness resources The life you are building now will set the stage for your children and their future. Including your children in emergency preparedness will help build their strength and resilience in the face of natural events. Keep in mind your child's unique perspective and incorporate programs and cater to their specific needs and development. Check out the dedicated Ready Kids website full of [...]
<< RETURN TO BLOG MAIN PAGE National Preparedness Month: Protect Your Family and Your Property from Disasters Tips for Before, During and After an emergency to protect your loved ones and home Access to useful FEMA documents Before Preparing for a flood includes strengthening your family and your property. Keep in mind, in order to best prepare, policyholders will want to gather the supplies needed to strengthen their structure well ahead of an emergency. We detail useful safety skills and mitigation efforts below: Get flood insurance Know your flood risk Take a household inventory Acquire [...]
<< RETURN TO BLOG MAIN PAGE National Preparedness Month: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters The 5 key questions to start your emergency plan Tips to meet your family's specific needs What tasks to include in your written plan The value of practicing your plan Creating a written Emergency Plan can make it easy for all members of your family to know exactly what to do Before, During and After an emergency. Typical modes of communication may be unreliable during a disaster, which is why solidifying the plan with all - including children, people [...]
<< RETURN TO BLOG MAIN PAGE National Preparedness Month: Build a Kit with Everyone in Mind What items are essential to surviving a disaster Tips about compiling supplies that will weather the storm with you Additional kit considerations for your family's needs Families come is all shapes and sizes, which is why it is important to approach building a kit with your unique needs in mind. Assembling disaster supplies can begin with the basics. Start by making a list of various supplies you’ll need to both get through the storm and its aftermath. Here’s our [...]
<< RETURN TO BLOG MAIN PAGE National Preparedness Month: A Lasting Legacy Today marks the start of Ready.gov's National Preparedness Month. Check out their full resources at https://www.ready.gov/september Every year Ready.gov develops public service announcement to bring preparedness to the forefront of Americans' minds. In the midst of Hurricane season, there is no better time than now to reinforce the messages and resources to prepare for disasters that could happen anytime to anyone. This year's National Preparedness Month theme is A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting [...]
The climate is warming and flooding is increasing around all bodies of water. Here, we look at how rising temperatures impact life around oceans, lakes, and rivers in the US.
Hurricanes are getting stronger, and Hurricane Ida recently gave us a glimpse of what a future of increased flooding from climate change will look like.
Many flood insurance policyholders are going to make a decision this fall during Phase 1 of Risk Rating 2.0. Here's what you need to know to help them choose.
Cynthia DiVincenti shares her insights into how National Flood Services is helping agents prepare for the rollout of Risk Rating 2.0.
Here’s what we know about the forthcoming Risk Rating 2.0 methodology and rollout – and what types of questions agents can expect to field in the lead-up to Phase 1.
Insights from a May 18, 2021 webinar in which Dr. Phil Klotzbach shared insights from hurricane season 2020 along with the forecast for hurricane season 2021.
Thousands of America’s dams haven’t been updated in decades. The safety of the people who live downstream hangs in the balance.
Remote claims adjusting will make flood response operations a lot smoother this and every CAT season to come.
The 2021 hurricane season is around the corner and Colorado State University’s Dr. Phil Klotzbach is preparing to release the annual forecast.
The third part of our series on the economic impact of flooding looks back at the legacy of Super Storm Sandy and the programs it inspired to prepare NYC.
With millions of Americans buying homes for the first time, insurance agents must be prepared to educate their customers about the realities of flood risk.
The Mississippi’s record-breaking floods in 2019 were followed by devastating floods in 2020. The economic impact of flooding will be felt for years to come.
Every company has a part to play in fighting climate change, and insurance companies are well-positioned to advocate for a more disaster-resilient future.
Hurricane Delta hit just weeks after Hurricane Laura delivered a deadly storm surge. The repeat flooding hindered the initial response and the community's recovery.
Improvements to flood claim management aren’t just good news for people filing claims – it's a positive signal for the real estate industry as flooding increases.
Here are three strategies for mitigating flood risk on a community level.
The Dutch are masters of disaster prevention, especially when it comes to managing flood water. Here’s what we can learn from their flood preparedness efforts.
Just like actors rehearse before they perform, flood insurance teams practice responses when it’s dry to be best prepared when a flood strikes.