Blanca Begert, Grist News Fellow. This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. California has nearly seen the last of the relentless sequence of storms that inundated the state since late December, leading to tens of thousands of evacuations, at least 20 deaths, and an estimated $1 billion in damages. ... Continue Reading →
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificate and Dry Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures are currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Until the review process is complete, the existing forms (with the November 30, 2022 expiration date) can still be used. Download copy of WYO Bulletin: FEMA W-22020 FEMA... Continue Reading →
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join a conversation about how to ensure the insurance industry can continue to support Americans amidst increasing climate hazards.
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a third year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. La Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, and the opposite of El Nino, which features warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in that region
In the quest to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change, Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami signed a historic bill on October 14, Bill No. 2879, that will regulate construction based on future sea-level rise projections. This unique measure is the result of dedicated collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Climate Resilience Collaborative and the Kauaʻi County Planning Department.
Topic: Culverts - Safety Grates and Mitigation Efforts FREE Webinar !! CFMs and AICPs are eligible for 1 CEC/1CM for this training* Storm Drains Keep Swallowing People During Floods – this was the title of a recent ProPublica that told stories of several people that have drowned and disappeared into storm drains during floods and... Continue Reading →
With Hurricane Ian looming upon Florida and the eastern seaboard, it's a good time to remember we are still in hurricane season until November 30th. Check on your insurance policies. What does home, hurricane and flood insurance cover?
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. This course brings participants the latest information on the NFIP, including instruction on the NFIP’s pricing methodology – Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action. Both parts of this webinar were newly filed for continuing education credits in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in September 2021. Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 also reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works.
FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) is excited to announce the release of “Dam Safety with Beaverly", a children’s coloring book. This coloring book was created to help children, or young students, learn more about dams and safety around them. This coloring book follows Beaverly the beaver, who provides information about dams, what they are... Continue Reading →
FEMA HQ Marketing and Outreach is hosting a 1-hour webinar to introduce insurance agents to NFIP’s Pacific Hurricane Outreach and Marketing materials and to answer any questions. As your clients undergo another hurricane season, guide them to follow their instincts and obtain a flood insurance policy. Whether they are ready to renew or start a... Continue Reading →