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2011 December - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for December, 2011

FEMA spreads word on flood insurance

FEMA spreads word on flood insuranceNews from Record: December 31, 2011 12:00 AM A million people and billions of dollars of property reside in the Valley’s flood plain. Yet few have insurance. Homeowners’ insurance covers perils such as fire, smoke, lightning, theft, falling trees and water damage from burst pipes, but excludes damage from flooding. [...]

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Midlands Voices: Flood insurance worth it

Midlands Voices: Flood insurance worth itNews from Omaha World-Herald: Published Friday December 30, 2011 By Beth Freeman “;var zflag_nid=”1431″;var zflag_cid=”500/8″;var zflag_sid=”1″;var zflag_width=”1″;var zflag_height=”1″;var zflag_sz=”31″; ]]> The writer, of Kansas City, Mo., is regional administrator for FEMA Region VII. The year 2011 will go down in the record books, but not in a good way. Hundreds [...]

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Penn. Senator Asks Flood Insurers to Quickly Process Remaining Claims

Penn. Senator Asks Flood Insurers to Quickly Process Remaining ClaimsNews from Insurance Journal: U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.) is asking flood insurance companies to quickly process remaining claims from Irene and Lee. He says some 25 percent of the claims in Pennsylvania are still not processed. “Pennsylvanians have worked tirelessly to rebuild in the wake [...]

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Valiant fight to address flood insurance woes (Editorial)

Valiant fight to address flood insurance woes (Editorial)News from Mississippi Press: IT’S CRITICALLY important that property owners along the Mississippi Gulf Coast be eligible for cheaper insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program. Elected officials, therefore, should take whatever action is necessary to ensure eligibility. Over the summer, Mississippi’s eligibility was called into question [...]

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New flood insurance deal needed, campaigners say

New flood insurance deal needed, campaigners sayNews from BBC News: 27 December 2011 Last updated at 22:49 ET Thousands of homes were damaged by the 2007 floods Tens of thousands of people who were flooded in 2007 may find it impossible to get cover for their homes and businesses unless the government and insurers reach [...]

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Federal Flood Insurance Reauthorized Until May 2012

Federal Flood Insurance Reauthorized Until May 2012News from Insurance Journal: The federal flood insurance program has been extended until May 31, 2012 under another short-term consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 2055) passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 23. Had the appropriations bill not passed, the National Flood [...]

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Environmental groups sue US over flood management

Environmental groups sue US over flood managementNews from Seattle Times: SEATTLE — The National Wildlife Federation filed a motion in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, asking a judge to stop the U.S. government from issuing any more flood insurance policies for new development in flood-prone areas around the Puget Sound until it changes its flood [...]

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Months later, East flood victims remain displaced

Months later, East flood victims remain displacedNews from Worcester Telegram & Gazette: WEST PITTSTON, Pa. —  In a normal year, Della and Biondo Antonello would have decked their once-immaculate home with strings of festive Christmas lights and trimmed their tree with ornaments collected from around the globe. This holiday season, they didn’t so much as hang [...]

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Flood victims in the East remain displaced

Flood victims in the East remain displacedNews from Rutland Herald: Flood victims in the East remain displaced Flood debris awaits pickup as a Santa Claus is seen on the porch of a home in West Pittston, Pa. AP PHOTO By MICHAEL RUBINKAMTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS – Published: December 23, 2011 WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — In a [...]

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Months later, flood victims remain displaced

Months later, flood victims remain displacedNews from msnbc.com: WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — In a normal year, Della and Biondo Antonello would have decked their once-immaculate home with strings of festive Christmas lights and trimmed their tree with ornaments collected from around the globe. This holiday season, they didn’t so much as hang a wreath on the [...]

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