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Home, biz owners find that flood insurance won’t cover sewer backups

Home, biz owners find that flood insurance won’t cover sewer backupsNews from Crain’s Detroit Business: Monday afternoon’s storms have turned into a frustrating lesson in insurance rules for many business owners and homeowners. Because the water damage affecting most properties was brought by overwhelmed sewer systems, rather than ground water saturation, flood insurance typically isn’t [...]

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National Flood Insurance Program gives short notice to prove your home is your …

National Flood Insurance Program gives short notice to prove your home is your …News from KeysNet: The National Flood Insurance Program is wasting little time attempting to verify who’s a primary Keys homeowner in response to Congress approving the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in mid-March. But it’s too much too fast, according Fair Insurance [...]

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Flood rates putting crimp in home sales, some say

Flood rates putting crimp in home sales, some sayNews from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Published: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:31 p.m. Last Modified: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:31 p.m. Hefty flood insurance rate increases are starting to have a pronounced impact on Southwest Florida’s real estate market heading into the new year, hurting sales and [...]

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Flood-insurance hikes ravage Tampa Bay neighborhood home sales

Flood-insurance hikes ravage Tampa Bay neighborhood home salesNews from Tampabay.com: ST. PETERSBURG — Frank and Shirley Davis are desperate. The Shore Acres homeowners, in their late 70s and in failing health, are eager to move to Philadelphia and into their daughter’s care. But just weeks after they listed their quaint brick rancher for $ 175,000, [...]

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New flood plain home sales might require flood insurance

New flood plain home sales might require flood insuranceNews from Columbus Telegram: 2012-09-27T08:45:00Z New flood plain home sales might require flood insuranceBy Tyler Ellyson tellyson@columbustelegram.com The Columbus Telegram COLUMBUS — Some property owners may be required to purchase short-term flood insurance before the Loup River levee upgrades are completed. City Administrator Joe Mangiamelli said final [...]

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Protecting your home, finances from storm loss

Protecting your home, finances from storm lossNews from Chicago Tribune: September 13, 2012|By Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Check with your insurer to see if a backup generator will qualify for insurance discounts. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images) The hurricane season, which officially started June 1 and ends Nov. 30, increases the chances for expensive home [...]

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Like quakes, flooding not covered in typical home policy

Like quakes, flooding not covered in typical home policyNews from Salt Lake Tribune: Courtesy Lt. Lee Perry | Utah Highway Patrol In Utah, as with other Western states, wildfires have in recent years set the stage for mudslides and flash flooding. Flooding probably isn’t something many Utahns worry about during a hot, dry summer that [...]

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Home owners in flood-risk areas ‘denied insurance’

Home owners in flood-risk areas ‘denied insurance’News from Telegraph.co.uk: Councillor Clyde Loakes, Vice Chairman of the LGA’s Environment Board, said: “The extreme weather we have seen over the past few weeks is a stark reminder of the importance of flood insurance. It is absolutely vital that government and the insurance industry come to a new [...]

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Inland home owners in danger of flooding?

Inland home owners in danger of flooding?News from WMBF: Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) Some Grand Strand homeowners are looking at new and rising insurance costs this hurricane season. Former insurance agency owner Mark Ousley many homeowners face rising home insurance rates, in part because of natural disasters in other parts of the country. “Rates are [...]

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Home insurance is rising with the tide

Home insurance is rising with the tideNews from The Independent: The cost of decent cover for your home is set to soar, as climate change pushes up the twin risks of flooding and subsidence. But, even more frighteningly, around 200,000 homes in Britain could be left uninsurable within the next three months as an agreement [...]

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