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.
The 2019 floods devastated communities all across the Midwest. Here’s what this flood event can tell us about flood awareness and protection.
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.
Supply chains weren’t resilient to COVID-19. Are they resilient to flooding?
What is your state doing to respond to increased flooding? Use our checklist to navigate local resources and prepare for the next flood.
The pandemic has complicated just about all of the ways we prepare for and respond to emergencies. Are we ready for a flood during COVID-19?
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.
Major floods aren’t only caused by hurricanes and rising coastal tides. Learn how flood risk impacts the United States between the coasts.
Learn how the future of flood prevention and management are complicated by everything from climate change to technology to Congress.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part of preparing for a hurricane includes strengthening your home. There are a number of ways to do this that can help to minimize damage sustained during a storm.
One very important but often overlooked but part of preparing for a storm is insurance. Be sure to reach out to offer your policyholders an insurance checkup.
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.
97% of hurricanes hit between 1 June and 30 November. Now is the time to act and get prepared.
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.