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This past year was one of the least-active hurricane seasons in recent memory, with only 13 named storms forming, two of which became hurricanes.
3/21/2014
Researchers say sea-level rise guaranteed to affect flooding
Virginia Tech analysts indicate that more of a focus needs to be put on how sea levels have already swelled, rather than their potential to.
 
Though floods have the potential to take place throughout the year, this week also coincides with some of the more damaging flood events in U.S. history.
3/18/2014
Recalling historic flooding events for Flood Safety Awareness Week
Some of the country's most damaging floods have taken place in March.
 
Warm temperatures bring flooding concerns
2/20/2014
Warm temperatures bring flooding concerns
Temperatures in the 50s and 60s this weekend will likely lead to flooding problems for much of the U.S.
 
The report indicated that homeowners insurance claims were relatively minimal in particular for hurricane destruction, noting that the damage done was minor along the Atlantic corridor.
2/19/2014
Report calls 2013 calm for natural catastrophes
Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires all occurred last year, but not to the extent that was predicted, according to a new report from CoreLogic.
 
Many climatologists say that the prevalence of flooding - and in so doing, flood insurance claims - is largely the result of climate change.
2/11/2014
Fighting the effects of climate change
The National Research Council says that the forecasting tools currently in place aren't adequate.
 
The Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform can impact how much homeowners and renters pay in premiums based on their flood risk.
11/5/2013
Lawmakers' influence within the insurance domain
The effects on flood insurance due to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.
 
Though the repercussions of global climate change do not discriminate, business owners are particularly vulnerable.
10/23/2013
Small business owners especially susceptible to consequences of climate change
The Small Business Majority and American Sustainable Business Council advise entrepreneurs of the dangers associated with climate change.
 
Home construction crews throughout the country aim to ensure homes don’t endure flood damage
10/18/2013
Building a home with an eye toward flood avoidance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says homeowners can reduce their risk for flood damage with the proper flooring plan.
 
Taking safety precautions can help your family stay safe during Tropical Storm Karen.
10/7/2013
Tropical Storm Karen: Safety Tips and Resources
With Tropical Storm Karen upon us, we've put together some safety tips and resources to prepare you for the storm.
 
The GAO reports many homeowners are securing extra flood coverage in the last decade.
9/23/2013
GAO: Dramatic rise in share of policyholders with maximum flood coverage
The Government Accountability Office reveals that many Americans buy extensive flood protection rather than a limited amount.
 
A number of homeowners nationwide feel they are prepared should a blackout occur.
9/18/2013
Most Americans say they're ready for a lengthy blackout
A Harris Interactive survey reveals that more than half of Americans would be ready for a prolonged power outage.
 
Homeowners need to ensure they’re prepared in the event of an emergency.
9/16/2013
Responding with swiftness when emergencies occur
Americans are urged to take part in National Preparedness Month.
 
Numerous costly natural disasters hit the U.S. last year.
8/6/2013
NCDC: Nearly a dozen disasters totaling $1 billion each hit U.S. last year
The National Climatic Data Center says 2012 was the second-costliest year for storm activity.
 
A report shows how residential properties can be affected by major weather events.
7/12/2013
Storm surge threatens more than 4 million homes
With forecasters expecting an active season, hurricane damage could be substantial this year.
 
The NFIP will remain intact for at least five more years.
6/28/2013
What homeowners need to know about flood insurance
Congress renewed the National Flood Insurance Program last year, and this year's version includes substantial reforms that may require review.
 
Global warming could make future storms more severe, the NOAA reports.
6/20/2013
Climate change to impact rainfall rates
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the impact of global warming may result in higher precipitation totals.
 
Hurricane season is here, so homeowners will want to prepare their properties accordingly.
6/3/2013
New metric may bring about new classification for hurricanes
Florida State University professors have developed a measurement that may help climatologists better specify hurricane strength.
 
The East Coast could be affected by roughly a dozen hurricanes and severe storms this year.
5/24/2013
Heightened risk for hurricane to affect mainland, Colorado researchers say
Colorado State University scientists project an increased probability for major storm formation.
 
Homeowners ought to be aware of the difference between rebuilding and real estate values.
4/1/2013
Four facts that are too important to misinterpret
This April Fools' Day, ensure that these insurance facts aren't confused or trifled with.
 
The NFIP has been renewed for an additional five years.
3/22/2013
National Flood Insurance Program renewed for another five years
It may have escaped Americans' attention, but last summer the NFIP was given a multi-year reauthorization.
 
Performing various tasks in and out of their residences can help homeowners be prepared for hurricanes.
3/21/2013
Three ways to prepare for hurricanes today
Even though hurricane season doesn't start for a while, here are a few ways to prepare early.
 
Winters in certain areas are expected to be milder in the coming years.
1/18/2013
Winters to be warmer in the Northeast
Climatologists from the University of Massachusetts indicate that New England winters will likely be wetter and milder over the next 30 years.
 
IBHS experts noted they are working to combat the effects of hail.
1/7/2013
Researchers declare 'war on hail'
Experts from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety explain what they've been doing to combat the effects of hail.
 
Floods affected countless homes and businesses nationwide in 2012.
12/27/2012
Property owners re-thinking their insurance coverage in wake of Sandy
New research says flood insurance has become more popular with home and business owners.
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