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2014 July - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for July, 2014

Do you need flood insurance?

Do you need flood insurance?News from USA TODAY: Alice Holbrook, NerdWallet 5:48 a.m. EDT July 12, 2014 FILE – This Oct. 30, 2012 file photo shows a boat floating in the driveway of a home on Long Island in the flooding aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, in Lindenhurst, N.Y. Protests from homeowners facing higher flood insurance [...]

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Property values rebound strongly after flood insurance scare of 2013

Property values rebound strongly after flood insurance scare of 2013News from Tampabay.com: Gov. Rick Scott and politicians from the Tampa Bay area to the Washington beltway rang the warning bell last year. So did real estate agents struggling to sell homes in flood-prone areas of Florida. Rate gouging gone wild: Who wins 2013′s Sour Orange [...]

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Know Your Flood Risk: New FEMA Coastal Flood Maps Ready for Review Public …

Know Your Flood Risk: New FEMA Coastal Flood Maps Ready for Review Public …News from Cape Gazette: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released updates to the coastal flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for Wicomico County. These updates were preliminarily issued to Wicomico County and the incorporated areas on July 26, [...]

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National Flood Insurance Program extends claim deadline for April 28-May 5 …

National Flood Insurance Program extends claim deadline for April 28-May 5 …News from The Huntsville Times – al.com: MOBILE, Alabama – The National Flood Insurance Program has extended the time period for filing flood claims for policyholders who experienced flooding during the severe storms April 28-May 5. The NFIP normally requires flood claims to be filed [...]

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Highlands woman gets flood insurance shocker

Highlands woman gets flood insurance shockerNews from Asbury Park Press: Russ Zimmer, and Russ Zimmer, Asbury Park Press 12:14 a.m. EDT July 6, 2014 Claudette D’Arrigo elevated her home in Highlands, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy but now faces high insurance coverage costs. Here, she holds a photo on her tablet that shows this same room [...]

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West Liberty officials learn they’re lacking flood insurance

West Liberty officials learn they’re lacking flood insuranceNews from WQAD.com — Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD: City officials in West Liberty learned Tuesday that their flooded city doesn’t have flood insurance. City Manager Lawrence McNaul said city officials were surprised when they learned the city hadn’t been insured. Several areas in the city [...]

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Hurricane Season: Why You May Need Flood Insurance

Hurricane Season: Why You May Need Flood InsuranceNews from Investor’s Business Daily: Hurricane Arthur is roaring up the East Coast. It has forced millions of people to worry about the risk to their homes and businesses. And it’s a reminder about the importance of gauging your need for flood insurance. Why? Because standard homeowners insurance [...]

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FEMA: Rebuilding basements would cost Pilger its flood insurance

FEMA: Rebuilding basements would cost Pilger its flood insuranceNews from KETV Omaha: Basements saved hundreds of small town residents from twin tornadoes, but now, they may not be part of the rebuilding process. An Elkhorn River flood decades ago forced the Federal Emergency Management Agency to put most of Pilger in a flood plain after [...]

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Mass. State Senate Passes Flood Insurance Relief Bill

Mass. State Senate Passes Flood Insurance Relief BillNews from Insurance News Net: By Patrick Cassidy, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services June 28–The state Senate has passed a bill filed by Attorney General Martha Coakley and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, intended to help homeowners, including many on Cape Cod, who are facing [...]

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