Posts Tagged ‘flood insurance’

Court overturns judgment in wind-versus-water case lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a judgment for an insurance company in a wind vs. water case involving a Pascagoula home hit by 6.3 feet of storm surge during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The National Flood Insurance Program paid Michael Robichaux and his wife, Mary, who has since died, policy limits for […] [...]

FEMA seeking comments on ‘levee-inclusive’ method

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), are encouraging community leaders, engineers and people in flood-prone areas to assess and then comment on a new “levee-inclusive” risk assessment process that will replace the “without levee” method criticized by the lawmakers earlier this year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a […] [...]

Senators urging peers to overturn flood insurance provision

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) have launched an effort to convince their colleagues to overturn a provision in Senate legislation that would require federal flood insurance coverage in areas already protected by levees, dams or other flood control structures. Cochran and Pryor are asking their colleagues to join them […] [...]

Hood: State risks being cut out of NFIP

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is requesting the help of Mississippi’s congressional delegation in asking for a federal waiver of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood mitigation ordinance for hunting and fishing camps. A recent opinion by the Attorney General’s Office highlights a conflict between state law and FEMA regulations. The opinion recognizes […] [...]

FEMA extends NFIP deadline for flood victims

WEST MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi flood policyholders insured through the National Flood Insurance Program and affected by the April and May flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries have been granted a 30-day extension to the deadline for filing a proof of loss statement with their insurer. National Flood Insurance Program policyholders are given 60 […] [...]

Lawmakers want recommendations on reforming NFIP

by For the MBJ Published: April 19,2011

Tags: disasters, flood insurance, floods, homeowners insurance, homes, insurance, real estate, severe weather, Weather

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) have called for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer lawmakers its recommendations for reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which needs to be reauthorized this year. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, the senators requested FEMA provide these recommendations […] [...]

Cochran supports FEMA’s work on flood maps

by Wally Northway Published: July 27,2010

Tags: dusaster, flood insurance, flood maps, floods, insurance, real estate, Weather

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is encouraged by progress by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish an independent review process that communities can use to contest flood map disputes. FEMA briefed congressional offices on the parameters of its plan to create a Flood Map Scientific Resolution Panel system for communities to appeal […] [...]

Delta officials ask for more time to review flood maps

by Associated Press Published: June 23,2010

Tags: flood insurance, floods, housing, real estate, Weather

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A top federal official wants to give cities and towns in the Mississippi Delta more time to review maps that outline where flood insurance would be required after facing strong opposition during a public meeting in Arkansas. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spoke during a public meeting Monday […] [...]

Insurance group critical of Congress

by Wally Northway Published: June 22,2010

Tags: flood insurance, floods, insurance, natural disasters, Weather

WASHINGTON — The continuing failure of Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is placing homeowners at risk during the hurricane season and with the BP oil leak continuing, according to the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The nation’s flood insurance program has been in lapsed status since June 1, after […] [...]

State Farm shifting flood business to FEMA

by Associated Press Published: June 8,2010

Tags: flood insurance, insurance, real estate

MOBILE, Ala. — State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. says it’s shifting its flood insurance business to the federal government, affecting thousands of policyholders in Alabama and Mississippi. Company spokesman David Majors says that as of the end of last month, State Farm had almost 21,000 personal and commercial flood policies in Mississippi and about […] [...]

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