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More Levees May Be Opened As Mississippi Rises to Record Levels
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now activating a flood plan developed decades ago to prevent catastrophic levee breaches as the Mississippi River rises...
PIA National Praises Passage of Flood Bill in House Committee
PIA National praised the House Financial Services Committee for passing the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1309). The committee voted unanimously to ...
PIA Article: Congress Finally On Track for NFIP Reform
Now that the House Financial Services Committee has unanimously passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1309), Congress has started to address a...
PIA Says Any Private Sector Involvement in NFIP Needs Balance
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate told the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that he would like the ...
CBO Says Flood Insurance Reform Bill Will Not Increase Federal Spending
A House bill to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) would result in no change to government spending over the next decade, according to...
Flood Victims Awash With Confusion
Insurance agents in areas threatened by flooding from the Missouri River say that federal officials are confusing property owners by encouraging them to buy ...
Flood Reform Bill Heads for House Vote
On Tuesday July 12, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1309). PIA has...
PIA Praises House for Passing NFIP Reform, Urges Quick Senate Action
PIA praised the House of Representatives for passing the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1309) on July 13 to extend the National Flood...
Senate Prepares to Consider Flood Insurance Bill
The Senate Banking Committee has finished an 88 page draft flood insurance reform bill. PIA is working with members of the Senate to address concerns...
Does Widespread Support for the NFIP Bill Herald More Comity in Congress?
Is the widespread support for legislation to extend and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) a harbinger for less acrimony and more compromise ...
NY Governor Requests Retroactive Coverage for Flood, Crop
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo thinks that residents of his state should be able to retroactively purchase flood and crop insurance. Cuomo sent letters...
Clock Again Ticking on National Flood Insurance Program
In July, the House of Representatives passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1309) to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)...
FEMA Notice of Extension for Filing Proofs of Loss (certain states)
NFIP policy requires insured to file proof of loss in 60-days after the flood date. FEMA has issued a memo giving those flooded starting between...
Congress to Vote On Another Short Term NFIP Extension This Week
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is expected to receive another short-term extension this week. The extension through November 18 is designed to ...
House Approves Five-Day Flood Insurance Extension
On Thursday September 29, the House voted in favor of a stopgap funding proposal including provisions extending the National Flood Insurance Program through ...
FEMA Issues Guidance in the Event An NFIP Lapse Occurs
Read the FEMA memo on a potential flood program lapse: FEMA Guidance Memo re: NFIP (September 15, 2011) October 4, 2011...
Congress Extends NFIP to November 18
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that includes a provision extending the National Flood Insurance Program until November 18. The provision ...
Consumer Concern Over Possible Flooding Provides Opportunities and Pitfalls for Agents
This fall many Americans on the East Coast who had never before considered flooding to be a real threat to them experienced persistent rain that...
FEMA Denies Earthquake Disaster Aid to Virginia
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Virginia's request for aid for individuals whose property was damaged by the Aug. 23 earthquake. ...
Second NFIP Hearing, Bill Markup Scheduled
A House subcommittee will hold a second hearing on the National Flood Insurance Program April 1 and mark up draft legislation March 6, according to...
NFIP Issues Major Revisions to Flood Manual
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has issued major changes to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual...
FEMA/NFIP Issues Rule on BW 12 Wind vs. Water
This FEMA/NFIP bulletin, w-13058, is their policy to facilitate implementation of the provision of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 ...
Now Is the Time to Have the “Flood Talk” with Your Clients
Predictions from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for an active Atlantic hurricane season — coupled with the intensity of recent ...
NFIP to Continue Operating Despite Appropriations Lapse
Despite a lapse in annual appropriations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is allowed by law to continue activities that are funded by sources ...
New Extended Schedule of PIA-Hartford Flood Webinars
You asked – PIA and The Hartford Flood listened!...
Selling Flood Insurance Builds Trust & Business
Whether your client lives near the coast or hundreds of miles inland, they are at risk for flooding...
RMS: Coastal Cities at Higher Flood Risk Than Before Katrina
Risk Management Solutions, a catastrophe risk management firm, reports that a decade after Hurricane Katrina caused $41 billion in property and casualty ...
FEMA Taps Reinsurance Markets for Flood
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will use the capital markets for the first time for reinsurance protection with the launch of a $275 million ...
New NFIP Customer Survey in April
NFIP Customer Survey
Former FEMA Chief Fugate Discusses NFIP Mapping Cuts
Fugate blasts a budget proposal to slash funds for NFIP mapping.