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Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI)
The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) released results of a survey taken to understand the private flood insurance market in the state. The ALDOI commissioned Milliman, Inc. (Milliman), a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, to survey flood insurance industry stakeholders and understand their concerns and perspectives around writing private flood insurance in Alabama, and ways to overcome regulatory, technical, and consumer-focused challenges.
Update - The Latest addition is effective 10/2021.
This manual improves clarity of flood insurance claims guidance to NFIP Write Your Own (WYO) companies, flood vendors, flood adjusters and examiners, so that policyholders experience consistency and reliability of service.
Source: FEMA Website
County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC WITN
BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Several Eastern Carolina counties are asking for help as flooding from upstream dam releases threaten their economies.
Conditions are ripe for widespread spring flooding in Nebraska, Iowa Omaha World-Herald
This could be a rough spring. National Weather *Service* hydrologists on Thursday sounded the alarm over the potential for significant flooding in the central U.S. ...
Fitz Casino reopens after flooding WREG NewsChannel 3
TUNICA, Miss. — Fitz Casino and Hotel has reopened after temporarily closing due to excess flooding.
Watertown leaders preparing for flooding KSFY
Leaders with Watertown and Codington County are already preparing for potential flooding in the coming weeks and months.
Heavy snowmelt runoff in Verde, Salt rivers causes road closures, flooding in Phoenix area AZCentral
This year's winter storms have created water runoff into the Salt River and floods through the southwest Valley, but is replenishing the water supply.
Knoxville church assembles care kits, collects water for flooding victims WATE 6 On Your Side
Another local church has stepped up to help families affected by recent flooding.
American Homeowners and Their Insurers Face a Flooding Crisis From Within The Wall Street Journal
More homeowners are reporting water damage from inside their homes even as many other types of claims—including fire—have declined in frequency, ...
Heavy rain floods homes, forces closures St. George Daily Spectrum
A rainstorm which moved through the area Wednesday caused flooding in the community of Brookside.
WYO Bulletin w-17065
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.
Source: Bulletin W-17045
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 handle losses from Harvey, Irma, and future events. FEMA recognizes the specialized knowledge required to properly adjust NFIP losses. Adjusters must know the differences between the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) and private industry property...
NFIP Policy Counts for the named counties
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 affected individuals in of Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business...
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 Help After Deadly West Virginia FloodWall Street JournalHuffington Post -USA TODAYall 711 news articles »
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.
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 »
Crews rescue stranded residents in W.Va. flooding; 23 deadTribune-ReviewTo donate to Red Cross flood relief efforts in West Virginia, visit redcrosswv.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors also can text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For a donation in excess of $500, call American Red Cross Northeast ...and more »
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 ...
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 26 in West Virginia floodingWSAZ-TVFox News -CNNall 432 news articles »
WSAZ-TVThree people found dead in Kanawha County overnight from floodingWSAZ-TVKANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three more deaths have been reported in Kanawha County following massive flooding. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, a man was found dead inside a home in the Clendenin area Friday.and more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
WSAZ-TVState Health Officials warn of health risks following severe floodingWSAZ-TVCHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- State Health Officials are warning of health risks following severe flooding across West Virginia. "This is obviously still an active and dangerous situation and our concern is to prevent illness and injury," said Dr ...and more »
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 »
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 »
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 and South East hit by flash flooding – in picturesThe IndependentGo home now! People urged to leave work early as more flooding is on its wayMetroBBC News -Evening Standard -Read more
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)
(CNN)So much rain has fallen this May on flood-ravaged Texas that it could cover the entire state with 8 inches of water, meteorologists say.
And it ain't over yet.
Every drop of rain these days is a drop too many in much of Texas, where 22 people have died and President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster.
NFIP Flood Policy for the counties
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 counties. Severe weather, tornadoes and flooding continue in these and other counties in Texas.
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 »
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 ...
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 driver after Indiana stormsYour News NowThe Heraldall 14 news articles »
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 »
Severe Storms to Eye Louisiana to Kentucky Friday; Flood Risk More ExtensiveAccuWeather.comThe risk of flooding will affect part of the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians. Severe storms will also ignite in part of the mid-Atlantic. According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity, "The greatest threat from the storms will ...
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 »
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 recuesU.S. News & World ReportFlooding hits Louisville.... updatesWLKY LouisvilleThe Courier-Journal -New York Daily NewsRead more