Flood In Focus
National Preparedness Month 2022 – Teach Youth to PrepareOlivia
<< 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 [...]
National Preparedness Month 2022 – Protect Your Family and Your PropertyOlivia
<< 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 [...]
National Preparedness Month 2022 – Make a PlanOlivia
<< 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 [...]
National Preparedness Month 2022 – Build a KitOlivia
<< 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 [...]
National Preparedness Month 2022 – A Lasting LegacyOlivia
<< 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 [...]
A World with More FloodsMichelle Powell
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.
Lessons from Hurricane Ida: The Storm of the FutureMichelle Powell
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.
How to Communicate with Policyholders About Renewals Under Risk Rating 2.0Michelle Powell
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.
Q&A: How National Flood Services Is Helping Agents Prepare for Risk Rating 2.0Michelle Powell
Cynthia DiVincenti shares her insights into how National Flood Services is helping agents prepare for the rollout of Risk Rating 2.0.
Risk Rating 2.0: Preparing for Equity in ActionMichelle Powell
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.
A Look Back at Hurricane Season 2020 and Forward to the 2021 Hurricane ForecastMichelle Powell
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.
America’s Aging Infrastructure: How Neglect Increases Flood RiskMichelle Powell
Thousands of America’s dams haven’t been updated in decades. The safety of the people who live downstream hangs in the balance.
How Remote Adjusting Can Benefit the Claims Process This CAT SeasonMichelle Powell
Remote claims adjusting will make flood response operations a lot smoother this and every CAT season to come.
Your Hurricane Season 2021 Forecast: Prepare for the Storms You’ve Already SeenMichelle Powell
The 2021 hurricane season is around the corner and Colorado State University’s Dr. Phil Klotzbach is preparing to release the annual forecast.
The Economic Impact of Flooding, Part 3: The Legacy of Super Storm SandyMichelle Powell
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.
How Agents Can Walk First-Time Homebuyers through Purchasing Flood InsuranceMichelle Powell
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 Economic Impact of Flooding, Part 2: A Look Back at Mississippi Flooding in 2019 and 2020Michelle Powell
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.
Insurance Companies Fighting Climate Change: One Piece of the PuzzleMichelle Powell
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.
The Economic Impact of Flooding, Part 1: After Hurricane Laura and Hurricane DeltaMichelle Powell
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.
Why Better Flood Claim Management Is Good News for Real EstateMichelle Powell
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.
Beyond Property Protection: How Communities Can Invest in Flood MitigationMichelle Powell
Here are three strategies for mitigating flood risk on a community level.
What We Can Learn from Flood Control in the NetherlandsMichelle Powell
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.
How National Flood Services Tests Our Own Flood Response Plan without a Drop of WaterMichelle Powell
Just like actors rehearse before they perform, flood insurance teams practice responses when it’s dry to be best prepared when a flood strikes.
Remote Adjusting: Meet Homeowners Where They LiveMichelle Powell
Remote adjusting enables flood insurance policyholders to file claims on their own time, on their own terms.