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2014 August - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for August, 2014

Hard lessons about flood insurance policies

Hard lessons about flood insurance policiesNews from USA TODAY: Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press 7 a.m. EDT August 31, 2014 A home and three vehicles are surrounded by the Souris River flood waters in the Minot, N.D., neighborhood of Oak Park on June 25, 2011.(Photo: File photo by Charles Rex Arbogast, AP) 15 CONNECT … [...]

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State Cracks Down on Bogus Flood Insurance Agents

State Cracks Down on Bogus Flood Insurance AgentsNews from NBC Southern California: NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest investigations updates in your inbox State officials are going door-to-door where many homes suffered water damage by a storm surge in Seal Beach, warning homeowners of insurance scam artists and the precautions to take when trying to fix a [...]

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State memo threatens city’s flood insurance

State memo threatens city’s flood insuranceNews from Milford Mirror: File Photo: Milford’s ability to get flood insurance was the focus of a state memo this week. (Photo by Ralph Petitti) A state memo suggesting there may be a problem with Milford’s standing with the National Flood Insurance Program has local environmentalists saying big trouble is [...]

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Flood of insurance claims still rising

Flood of insurance claims still risingNews from Crain’s Detroit Business: Topping even the polar vortex winter storms that hit Michigan earlier this year, the Detroit flood was one of the worst single natural disasters to hit Southeast Michigan in recent memory, according to several insurance experts and restoration contractors. Many companies are bringing in extra [...]

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Flood Insurance Premium Refunds in Process

Flood Insurance Premium Refunds in ProcessNews from Insurance Journal: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being praised for moving quickly and ahead of schedule to get $ 100 million in flood insurance premium refunds into the hands of the one million policyholders who “overpaid” under the Biggert-Waters Act that hiked premiums for many last [...]

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Flood insurance may, may not help

Flood insurance may, may not helpNews from LocalNews8.com: POCATELLO, Idaho – It feels like there will be no end to all the rain in Southeast Idaho, but it still seems to be catching many people off guard when their homes flood. One of the most talked about precautions – flood insurance – may not be [...]

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Flood insurance: What you need to know

Flood insurance: What you need to knowNews from WDIV Detroit: DETROIT – Thousands of metro Detroiters have been trying to clean up and carry on after a historic flood swept through the area Aug. 11. So many people watched in horror as their basements filled with water, damaging their belongings and breaking their hearts. “I [...]

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Keep flood insurance affordable

Keep flood insurance affordableNews from The Daily Advertiser: 4:53 p.m. CDT August 18, 2014 Legislators in the U.S. House and Senate have formed a bipartisan caucus to fight increases in flood insurance premiums in order to aid those affected by hurricanes. Advertiser file photo Residents take a boat down Highway 14 through Delcambre, La., after [...]

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Even if you have flood insurance, basements are probably sunk

Even if you have flood insurance, basements are probably sunkNews from The Detroit News: Sometimes I think Fate has it in for our hometown. Detroit has suffered through the oil embargo of the 1970s, the recessions of every decade since, and, now, the epic biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy of all time. Plus, during all that time: [...]

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Venice taking steps to preserve discount on flood insurance

Venice taking steps to preserve discount on flood insuranceNews from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. VENICE – Workers are on a tight schedule to ensure that this city retains a federal ranking that affords residents a considerable discount on flood insurance. [...]

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