Flood In Focus
Insurance Agents: Add Value by Helping Customers Develop a Flood Mitigation PlanMichelle Powell
Five ways insurance agents can help homeowners understand their flood exposure and mitigate their risk.
To Expand Your Risk Mitigation Toolkit, Raise Your Local Disaster AwarenessMichelle Powell
As a homeowner, you’re constantly balancing risks against your budget. The best way to do this is to have a broad awareness of the environmental flood risks in your area.
Who Will Tell You about Your Property’s Flood Risk?Michelle Powell
Here’s what property buyers should keep in mind when asking about flood risk.
National Flood Services Looks Ahead to 2021: A Q&A with Jonathan YoungMichelle Powell
National Flood Services’ Jonathan Young on what customer experience in flood insurance will look like in 2021
Why an Incomplete Picture of Flood Risk Makes Marginalized Communities More Vulnerable to FloodingMichelle Powell
Without a complete picture of flood risk, there’s no way to know who is most vulnerable. But with new tech, the maps are changing.
National Flood Services: 3 Lessons Learned from 35 Years on the Frontlines of Disaster RecoveryMichelle Powell
National Flood Services claims director Robert Butler has been on the frontlines of the industry for over three decades. We sat down with him to reflect on what he learned along the way.
Flood Maps: Are You One of the 6 Million Homeowners whose Flood Map Is Out of Date?Michelle Powell
When’s the last time you check your property’s flood risk maps? It may have changed since then.
Flood Insurance: How COVID-19 Made Us Better Prepared for the Next National CrisisMichelle Powell
The pandemic has taught us all a lot about protecting the lives we've built. Being prepared for the next storm with flood insurance is just one way we can protect our homes and businesses.
An Inch of Floodwater Means $25k in DamageMichelle Powell
Just an inch of floodwater could cost you as much as $25k in repairs. Here’s how you can keep your property safe from financial and physical losses associated with flood risk.
Why Public Private Partnerships Are the Key to Better Public ProgramsMichelle Powell
Public-private partnerships let governments tap the tech, talent, and customer service experience of private firms to deliver exceptional programs.
Winter Flood Risk 101: How Snowmelt, Ice Jams, and Winter Storms Turn to Floods – and How to Protect Your PropertyMichelle Powell
Snow and ice aren’t the only forms of water to worry about in the winter. It can still flood – which means you shouldn’t let your guard down when it comes to protecting your property.
How to Prepare for Hurricane Season 2021Michelle Powell
The 2020 hurricane season was predicted to be worse than average and it delivered. Here’s what you can learn from the busiest hurricane season on record.
Help Americans Find the Flood Insurance Coverage They Need – OnlineMichelle Powell
Americans want guidance when buying a flood insurance policy online and agents are positioned to become trusted advisors.
Flood Risk and Climate ChangeMichelle Powell
Here’s a breakdown of how climate change accelerates the impact of flooding worldwide – and what you can do to protect your home or property.
Lessons from the Past: How Natural Disasters and Elections CollideMichelle Powell
If you’ve noticed more overlap between Election Day and hurricane season, you’re not alone. Here’s what we can learn from how natural disasters, like floods, have impacted American elections.
The Overlooked Inland Flooding Consequences of Climate ChangeMichelle Powell
Climate change doesn’t just impact the coasts. Inland flooding is a major threat, and it’s getting worse as the planet warms.
These Are the 10 States Most at Risk for Flooding. Are They Red or Blue?Michelle Powell
We’re in the middle of an abnormally active hurricane season, and also election season. Here’s how the 10 U.S. states most at risk for flooding typically vote.
When Rising Seas Sink the 30-Year MortgageMichelle Powell
The climate is changing and so is the timeline on which homeowners in coastal areas can expect their property to accrue or lose value.
NFS Celebrates 35 Years: Our Team Members ReflectMichelle Powell
NFS is celebrating its 35th year anniversary of helping the nation’s largest insurance companies manage their flood programs and supporting their customers as they recover from the damaging impact of severe storms and flooding events.
Super Storm Sandy: On Recovery and Resilience in New York, through One Homeowner’s PerspectiveMichelle Powell
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 Midwestern Floods: The Insidious Damage of Inland FloodingMichelle Powell
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: What the Carolinas Learned from the Second 1,000-Year Flood in Two YearsMichelle Powell
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.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain Must Be Resilient to FloodingMichelle Powell
Supply chains weren’t resilient to COVID-19. Are they resilient to flooding?
What You Can Learn from Your State’s Response to Increased FloodingMichelle Powell
What is your state doing to respond to increased flooding? Use our checklist to navigate local resources and prepare for the next flood.
What Happens When a Flood Strikes in the Middle of a PandemicMichelle Powell
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?