Super Storm Sandy: On Recovery and Resilience in New York, through One Homeowner’s Perspective

2020-09-25T15:29:10+00:00

Super Storm Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2012. As the region braces for future storms amid an ongoing pandemic, it must prioritize flood insurance and flood protection for its communities.

Super Storm Sandy: On Recovery and Resilience in New York, through One Homeowner’s Perspective2020-09-25T15:29:10+00:00

The 2019 Midwestern Floods: The Insidious Damage of Inland Flooding

2020-09-17T19:47:47+00:00

The 2019 floods devastated communities all across the Midwest. Here’s what this flood event can tell us about flood awareness and protection.

The 2019 Midwestern Floods: The Insidious Damage of Inland Flooding2020-09-17T19:47:47+00:00

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

2020-09-11T00:10:24+00:00

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 Years2020-09-11T00:10:24+00:00

What You Can Learn from Your State’s Response to Increased Flooding

2020-08-28T20:20:25+00:00

What is your state doing to respond to increased flooding? Use our checklist to navigate local resources and prepare for the next flood.

What You Can Learn from Your State’s Response to Increased Flooding2020-08-28T20:20:25+00:00

Risk Rating 2.0: What It Is, When it’s Coming, and What Agents Need to Know

2020-08-19T20:38:19+00:00

Risk Rating 2.0 won’t roll out until October of 2021. Here's what agents and homeowners need to know about these changes from the NFIP today.

Risk Rating 2.0: What It Is, When it’s Coming, and What Agents Need to Know2020-08-19T20:38:19+00:00

First Street Flood Data

2020-07-02T16:08:14+00:00

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 grossly [...]

First Street Flood Data2020-07-02T16:08:14+00:00

6 Ways Technology Is Making Flood Management Better

2020-07-10T20:51:52+00:00

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 Better2020-07-10T20:51:52+00:00

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

2020-07-10T20:52:29+00:00

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 Preparation2020-07-10T20:52:29+00:00

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

2020-07-10T20:53:08+00:00

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 Coasts2020-07-10T20:53:08+00:00

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

2020-07-10T20:54:01+00:00

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 Season2020-07-10T20:54:01+00:00

Americans Under-prepared for Floods, Underestimating Their Exposure

2020-07-10T20:54:56+00:00

This spring's flood season is forecasted to be worse than average, affecting some 128 million Americans. According to a recent survey we conducted with The Harris Poll, much of that damage is likely to be uninsured. Why? Because most Americans vastly underestimate their exposure to flood damage. Here's a closer look at the disconnect, plus tips on how agents can tap into NFS resources to help Americans be ready when floods hit.

Americans Under-prepared for Floods, Underestimating Their Exposure2020-07-10T20:54:56+00:00

Michigan, Midland County Flooding

2020-07-30T01:12:06+00:00

Tuesday, May 19, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a state of emergency for Midland County after two dams (Edenville and Sanford) were breached. Unprecedented flooding, as a result of several days of heavy rainfall, caused the dams to collapse and has displaced thousands of residents of Midland County and neighboring areas.

Michigan, Midland County Flooding2020-07-30T01:12:06+00:00

CAT Blog

2020-07-10T20:56:36+00:00

What storm activity can we expect in 2020? On April 2, 2020, the Tropical Meteorology Project Forecast from Colorado State University advised: “We anticipate that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity.”  Below is their forecast for Named Storms, Hurricanes, and Major Hurricanes.

CAT Blog2020-07-10T20:56:36+00:00

What 35 Years Experience with Flood Insurance Has Taught Us

2020-07-10T20:57:13+00:00

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 Us2020-07-10T20:57:13+00:00

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/9 – Complete a Written Plan

2020-07-10T20:58:01+00:00

The National Weather Service advises that, “The time to prepare for a storm is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure.” Waiting until the zero hour to plan can result is costly mistakes.

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/9 – Complete a Written Plan2020-07-10T20:58:01+00:00

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/8 – Help Your Neighbor

2020-07-10T20:58:41+00:00

The saying “Times like this, even though tragic and devastating, bond us together as neighbors” by Jerry Reed has never been truer as evidenced by the solidarity many communities have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/8 – Help Your Neighbor2020-07-10T20:58:41+00:00

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/5 – Assemble Disaster Supplies

2020-07-10T21:01:33+00:00

Now that you should be aware of your flood risk and have created an evacuation plan, it’s time to start assembling disaster supplies. Start by making a list of various supplies you’ll need to both get through the storm and its aftermath.

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/5 – Assemble Disaster Supplies2020-07-10T21:01:33+00:00

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/3 – Check Your Risk

2020-07-10T21:03:06+00:00

This week is NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricane season is a few weeks away and millions of Americans are vulnerable to the damaging costs that major storms can bring. This year, forecasters are predicting a very active season, driven by high temperatures in the tropics, with some predicting as many as 18 named storms this year.

Hurricane Awareness Week 5/3 – Check Your Risk2020-07-10T21:03:06+00:00
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