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 →
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
Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On Sept. 30, 2022, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Dec. 16, 2022. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2022.
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.
#FloodFactFriday: Your deductible can have a significant impact on your flood insurance policy premium. Talk to your agent about what deductible is right for you given your budget and flood risk. #Flooding #FloodInsurance #FloodSmart #NFIP
This new FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 video provides an explanation of a building’s rating variables related to where it’s built and how it’s built.