Category Archives: NFIP

Flood Maps = outdated and unreliable

From Bloomberg News: Outdated and Unreliable: FEMA’s Faulty Flood Maps Put Homeowners at Risk

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Behind the Scene re Flood Insurance

How Washington lobbyists fought flood insurance reform. They have already maneuvered to slow lawmakers’ efforts to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program and protect their industries’ profits.

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Cutting Flood Coverage Under Consideration

Article today in Bloomberg News: Trump FEMA Chief Supports Cutting Coverage for Flood-Prone Homes It sounds like the new FEMA chief is picking up on an old Heritage Foundation recommendation.

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NRDC Report on Flood Ins. Program

From the NRDC, this new report on the National Flood Insurance Program: Troubled Flood Insurance Program Traps Homeowners in Floodprone Areas. The U.S. flood insurance program has repeatedly rebuilt some of the most flood-prone properties in the country, unintentionally setting a … Continue reading

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Big Trouble With the NFIP

From the Washington Post: The country’s flood insurance program is sinking. Rescuing it won’t be easy.  Some excerpts: The extreme cases are only a fraction of the NFIP’s 5 million active policies, but they historically have accounted for about 30 percent of … Continue reading

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The NFIP Reauthorization

For those of you concerned about the pending reauthorization of the National Flood Ins. Program, here are two articles of significance about it. Flood Program Reauthorization: Why Congress Must Act Turning A Blind Eye to NFIP’s Influence on Land Use … Continue reading

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GAO on NFIP Reform

Flood Insurance: Comprehensive Reform Could Improve Solvency and Enhance Resilience. GAO-17-425, April 27 Report: Highlights: Podcast:

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