Category Archives: Flood Damage

Levees on MS River

Artificial levees on Mississippi River dramatically increased extreme floods A new study has revealed for the first time the last 500-year flood history of the Mississippi River. It shows a dramatic rise in the size and frequency of extreme floods … Continue reading

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Riverine Flooding On the Rise Worldwide

River flood risks increase around the globe under future warming. “More than half of the United States must at least double their protection level within the next two decades if they want to avoid a dramatic increase in river flood … Continue reading

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Both Property and the NFIP Are Threatened

From the NY Times: When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty. “Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.”  

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Heated Discussion at Congressional Hearing on Baton Rouge Flooding

Louisiana flood response blasted by Congress after state, FEMA ‘fell on its face,’ lawmaker says. Tension over Louisiana’s recovery from last year’s catastrophic floods became the focus of a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with Republican congressmen repeatedly taking … Continue reading

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Data on Flood Disasters in 2016

Flooding Disasters Cost Billions in 2016; Impacts hit owners of homes and businesses across the country. Thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.

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Lots of Activity re Pending Rise in Flood Ins. Rates

#1 – See this Wash Post article: Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt. Some excerpts from the article: The government is slowly phasing out subsidized flood insurance for more than a million Americans with houses … Continue reading

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FEMA Will Review All Flood Claims From H. Sandy

From the NYT on March 13, FEMA to Review All H. Sandy Flood Claims. As noted by reader, James Fossett: * * * this story from the New York Times which reports on an on-going dispute where it’s been alleged … Continue reading

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