Addendum to the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual — Special Adjustment Issues: Fiberboard Sheathing/Blackboard

WYO Bulletin w-17065

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On October 13, 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) updated the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual by adding an addendum providing additional guidance on special adjustment issues surrounding perimeter wall sheathing. The addendum expands upon and replaces existing guidance found at Paragraph P of Section VIII of the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual.

Special Adjuster Fee Schedule for Claims with a Date of Loss on or after August 24, 2017, through November 30, 2017

Source: Bulletin W-17045

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread flooding in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the southeast United States. Due to the catastrophic impacts of these hurricanes and the increased demand for flood insurance adjusters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is increasing the amount it will pay to adjust flood insurance claims. The entire insurance industry is searching for qualified individuals to join the ranks of claims adjusters to...

West Virginia Flooding

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President Declares Major Disaster for West Virginia WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing. The President's action makes federal funding available to...

Flood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster Designation - ABC News

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CNNFlood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster DesignationABC NewsThree West Virginia counties devastated by flooding will receive federal disaster assistance, the state's governor announced today as the death toll rose again. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide individual assistance, which includes ...West Virginia flooding leaves at least 23 deadCNNWest Virginia Flooding: At Least 24 Dead as Federal Disaster DeclaredNBCNews.comResidents Begin Cleanup, Seek...

At Least 23 Dead From Severe Flooding In West Virginia - NPR

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At Least 23 Dead From Severe Flooding In West VirginiaNPRHeard on All Things Considered. Kara Lofton. Ray Suarez. From West Virginia Public Broadcasting. West Virginia's governor has declared a state of emergency in 44 counties after severe flooding that damaged homes and stranded people across the state.

West Virginia devastated by deadly flooding - WHIO

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WHIOWest Virginia devastated by deadly floodingWHIORoad signs signaling to US 119 along Frame Road in Elkview, W.Va., are surrounded by flood waters Friday, June 24, 2016. (Sam Owens/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT ...and more »

23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding - NPR

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23 Killed In Historic West Virgina FloodingNPRSome of the worst flooding in the state in 100 years is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people. Reporter Ashton Marra tells Scott Simon that many died trapped in their cars and homes. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR ...

At least 26 dead as historic floods sweep West Virginia - USA TODAY

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USA TODAYAt least 26 dead as historic floods sweep West VirginiaUSA TODAYThe bodies of three more victims of West Virginia's historic flooding were found overnight Saturday, according to county authorities, raising the death toll to 26 from torrential rains and high water that has destroyed more than 100 homes, washed out ...23 Dead in Devastating West Virginia FloodingABC NewsWest Virginia Floods: 23 Killed, Including Toddler, as Thousands Left Without PowerNBCNews.comDeath toll climbs to...

Crews Rescue the Stranded in West Virginia Flooding; 23 Dead - ABC News

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Crews Rescue the Stranded in West Virginia Flooding; 23 DeadABC NewsTeams across the state rescued people from second-story windows, the hoods of cars, the tops of trees. They saved Dunford from her flooded trailer in the middle of the night, just as the water started licking her shoulders. More than 100 homes were ...and more »

GALLERY: Flooding in Rainelle, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas - Beckley Register-Herald

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Beckley Register-HeraldGALLERY: Flooding in Rainelle, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areasBeckley Register-HeraldGALLERY: Flooding in Rainelle, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas. 15 hrs ago. Scenes from flooding in Rainelle, surrounding areas and the emergency shelter setup at Ansted Baptist Church in Ansted on Friday. Close. 1 of 102.and more »

Deadly flooding in West Virginia [PHOTOS] - The Denver Post

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The Denver PostDeadly flooding in West Virginia [PHOTOS]The Denver PostMark Lester cleans out a box with creek water as he cleans up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Friday, June 24, 2016. Employees and volunteers with Main Street Motors attempt to get company documents out of the building.and more »

Historic floods swamp West Virginia - USA TODAY

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USA TODAYHistoric floods swamp West VirginiaUSA TODAYKathy Bostic sits on a roof as she looks through a muddied plastic tote full of family photographs that she rescued from her flood-damaged home along Jordan Creek Road in Elkview, W.Va., June 24, 2016. Sam Owens, Charleston Gazette-Mail, via AP.West Virginia's governor: 14 people dead in floodingWJTVCaught On Camera: House on fire swept down flooded riverFOX 5 DCall 695 news articles »

Fourteen dead in WV flooding - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

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Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Fourteen dead in WV floodingCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)SAM OWENS | Charleston Gazette-Mail Hundreds of people have been stranded at Crossing Annex Shops in Elkview, W.Va., since late Thursday, June 23, after a culvert bridge collapsed due to heavy rains and flooding.and more »

EU referendum voters wade through water as floods hit south-east - The Guardian

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The GuardianEU referendum voters wade through water as floods hit south-eastThe GuardianThousands of commuters were stuck at Waterloo station as trains were either delayed or cancelled because of flooding, with several people tweeting that they would miss the 10pm deadline to cast their ballot. Waterloo is one of London's busiest stations ...Thunderstorms and flash floods caused chaos across Britain in the final hours of the EU Referendum, as commuters ...Telegraph.co.ukUK weather: London...

NFIP Training Available Online

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The NFIP offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. NFIP Training courses are free and open to anyone. Click on a link below to begin your self study course. 

 

(note: we first posted this in December of 2015, but it was deleted in error)

Governor Abbott Adds 24 Counties To Disaster Declaration

NFIP Flood Policy for the counties

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TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on May 11, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties in the State of Texas.  On May 15, 2015, I amended my proclamation of May 11, 2015, to include Cooke, Grimes, Hood, Navarro, Smith and Wise...

Storms cause damage, flash flooding in southern Missouri - STLtoday.com

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Storms cause damage, flash flooding in southern MissouriSTLtoday.comPOMONA, Mo. • Parts of southern Missouri are cleaning up after strong storms brought heavy rains and high winds, including a tornado. The storms began Thursday night and continued into Friday morning. Pomona's assistant fire chief, Dennis Randall, told ...and more »

At least 1000 people rescued from flooded streets, homes Friday - WLKY Louisville

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WLKY LouisvilleAt least 1000 people rescued from flooded streets, homes FridayWLKY LouisvillePRP firefighters from the Jefferson County Water Rescue were the heroes of the day as they safely brought residents out of their flooded first floor apartments and to a nearby parking lot. Some were reluctant to leave their homes and belongings behind ...

Flooding closes I-64 in Indiana, swamps tractor-trailers - USA TODAY

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USA TODAYFlooding closes I-64 in Indiana, swamps tractor-trailersUSA TODAYJASPER, Ind. — Heavy rains closed parts of Interstate 64 on Friday and led to the rescue of a UPS driver. Westbound portions of the highway between Evansville, Ind., and Louisville, Ky., were closed in Perry and Dubois counties starting around 7 a.m ...Flooding shuts down sections of I-6414 News WFIE EvansvilleSection of I-64 closed near Ferdinand in Southern Indiana due to - 13 WTHR ...WTHRFlooding leads to rescue of...

Louisville struggles with 2 crises: Huge GE fire, flooding from storm - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles TimesLouisville struggles with 2 crises: Huge GE fire, flooding from stormLos Angeles TimesMore than 200 firefighters battled to control a massive blaze that erupted at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., on Friday even as city officials also had to cope with flooding from severe storms. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told ...and more »

Storms Bring Floods and Tornadoes to Missouri, Kentucky - NBCNews.com

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NBCNews.comStorms Bring Floods and Tornadoes to Missouri, KentuckyNBCNews.comEmergency teams were called to more than 40 high-water rescues early Friday after a severe storm lashed parts of the Plains and South with tornadoes, rain and flooding. Kentucky was soaked by up to 5 inches of rain, leading to flash flood warnings in ...and more »

Flooding in Louisville Closes Roads, Prompts Water Rescues - ABC News

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U.S. News & World ReportFlooding in Louisville Closes Roads, Prompts Water RescuesABC NewsAuthorities in Louisville, Kentucky, made more than 100 water rescues early Friday as area storms flooded roads and prompted at least one evacuation. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan says 116 water rescues had been made since 1 a.m. ...Training thunderstorms cause dangerous overnight flooding in Kentucky, IndianaWashington Post (blog)'Like a hurricane': Floods swamp Louisville, prompt...

Storms, rain, flooding in Good Friday forecast - Cincinnati.com

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Cincinnati.comStorms, rain, flooding in Good Friday forecastCincinnati.comMost of Northern Kentucky is under a flood advisory, while the rest of the region is under a flood watch, according to the weather service. The Ohio River is not expected to get close to flood levels. High temperatures near 65 are expected Friday, with ...Rain, snow return to CNY after warmup; minor flooding possibleSyracuse.comNWS: Flooding possible as rain continues todayEvansville Courier & PressFlood watch to begin...

Officers close roadways due to flooding in Lexington - WKYT

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WKYTOfficers close roadways due to flooding in LexingtonWKYTFlooding was reporting along Tates Creek Road near Gainesway Drive. Two officers blocked the inbound lanes of Tates Creek Road. On Leestown Road at New Circle Road a car was stuck in high water on Friday morning. Police helped the driver and made ...Heavy Rain Causing Widespread Street FloodingLEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 6 news articles »

Flooding causes numerous road closures, water rescues - WLKY Louisville

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WLKY LouisvilleFlooding causes numerous road closures, water rescuesWLKY Louisville“Slept late and went to get my son ready for school, and felt the basement step and stepped onto what was a flooding carpet,” Steve Heggie said. Heggie has lived in Okolona for more than 16 years, but he's never seen extensive water damage like this.and more »

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