Category Archives: Floods

Interim Office of the Flood Ins. Advocate – at FEMA

FEMA launches Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, It’s an Interim Office to specialize in helping clients/policyholders with NFIP issues. Clearly this was done to deal with a flood of complaints recently, especially from people in N.J.

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Flood Resilience – recent docs from the EPA

Here is a useful document from the EPA titled FLOOD RESILIENCE; A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities (Sept. 2014).  This 48 page document is in an unusual, 4-part interactive format. Issued Sept. 2014. The Diva is curious about … Continue reading

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New GAO Report on Flood Exposure

Climate Change: Better Management of Exposure to Potential Future Losses Is Needed for Federal Flood and Crop Insurance. GAO-15-28, October 29. Highlights (abstract) –

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Flood Avoidance Tools for NJ

New website offers flood-avoidance tools in Hurricane Sandy’s wake ew Jersey residents and officials have a new tool, NJ ADAPT, to help them prepare for storms and sea-level rise. The project, led by Rutgers University, provides access to volumes of … Continue reading

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Under the Threshold for a Presidential Declaration

Most of the time when we talk about disasters, they qualify for a presidential disaster declaration and involve FEMA. But smaller events are serious too and pose special problems when federal assistance is not forthcoming Thanks to James Fossett for … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance – a review

Recently my posts have featured a retrospective on several topics, earthquake science, the condition of our infrastructure, and the like.  Here is a short, interesting history of flood insurance and moral hazards.  From The Hill, this article titled Natural floods, … Continue reading

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New Flood Preparedness App – from the Red Cross

For those of you in areas prone to flooding, these new apps may be of interest. The American Red Cross released its Flood App for smart phones on March 17th, at the beginning of Flood Awareness Week. The Flood App … Continue reading

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