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2011 June - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for June, 2011

South Dakota Senator Seeks Clarification on Flood Insurance

South Dakota Senator Seeks Clarification on Flood Insurance News from Insurance Journal: South Dakota Sen. John Thune has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to clarify how the National Flood Insurance Program applies to the current flooding along the Missouri River. FEMA has determined that the flood started on June 1 when water releases were [...]

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Thune requests flood coverage information

Thune requests flood coverage information News from Daily Republic: Sen. John Thune has sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate requesting clarification on the June 1 “flood in progress” date for the National Flood Insurance Program coverage. Thune, R-S.D., issued the letter after meeting with Fugate on June 22 and [...]

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Thune Asks FEMA for Clarification on Flood Insurance Program

Thune Asks FEMA for Clarification on Flood Insurance Program News from KCAU: After meeting with Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate on June 22, 2011, and speaking with flood victims in Dakota Dunes, Ft. Pierre, and Oacoma this past weekend, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to Administrator Fugate requesting clarification [...]

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Minot, ND, faced with massive cleanup after flood devastates city; thousands …

Minot, ND, faced with massive cleanup after flood devastates city; thousands … News from New York Daily News: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Floodwaters from the Souris River surround homes near Minot State University on Monday. Thousands of residents in the city lack flood insurance. Floodwaters began receding in a central North Dakota city, leaving a massive [...]

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Advice from the state insurance commissioner on flood insurance

Advice from the state insurance commissioner on flood insurance News from Bismarck Tribune: Historic flooding all across the state is impacting thousands of North Dakotans in many different ways. In every scenario, different questions arise about insurance coverage. In June, the North Dakota Insurance Department requested leniency toward policyholders affected by flooding. Companies were asked, [...]

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New FEMA floodplain maps ready

New FEMA floodplain maps ready News from Huntsville Item: HUNTSVILLE — New floodplain maps have been drawn up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that may impact homeowners insurance rates. A public meeting will be held Tuesday night at 5:30 in the conference room at City Hall, 1212 Ave. M, for citizens to view the [...]

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They Dropped Their Flood Insurance, Then the ‘Mouse’ Roared

They Dropped Their Flood Insurance, Then the ‘Mouse’ Roared News from New York Times: By A. G. SULZBERGER Published: June 23, 2011 MINOT, N.D. — Moving from their hillside condominium to a just-built house near the meandering waters of the Souris River, the Rasmussens, like so many of their neighbors, never even contemplated buying federal [...]

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Senate Considers Fate of Flood Insurance

Senate Considers Fate of Flood Insurance News from Insurance Networking News: Insurance Networking News, June 24, 2011 Bill Kenealy Long hobbled by shaky finances and intermittent funding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has seemed to be a political equivalent of an afterthought in Washington D.C. Now with the clock on the program’s finances once [...]

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Most Minot residents lack flood insurance

Most Minot residents lack flood insurance News from Dickinson Press: MINOT — The vast majority of Minot residents didn’t have flood insurance as of four weeks ago, and it’s believed that most still were without it when the Souris River began its current siege on the city. As of May 28, there were 476 flood [...]

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‘Flood in progress’ confusing

‘Flood in progress’ confusing News from Omaha World-Herald: Flooding in a field this week near Nebraska Highway 2, which is closed because of flooding. On June 6, a FEMA memorandum said the June 1 release of water from the Garrison Dam in North Dakota triggered a “flood in progress” in the Missouri River Basin. continues [...]

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