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As hard as it may be to believe, it's been two years since Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, the superstorm that took shape in late October and didn't let up until early November.
10/29/2014
Fallout of Hurricane Sandy Still Felt Two Years Later
Superstorm Sandy may be a distant memory, but its effects are still being felt today.
 
As the second half of the year plays out, the first six months were ones to remember in the natural disaster department, according to newly released details on the economic impact of environmental disasters.
10/27/2014
Relatively Quiet First Half of 2014 for Natural Disasters
Economic losses were half of what they are normally at the year's midpoint, but Aon Benfield says the concluding six months could be a different story.
 
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing The National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act, which was up for reauthorization.
10/24/2014
Windstorm Bill Being Considered by Lawmakers
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety recently recognized the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bill that would help protect structures from wind-related damage threats.
 
If you live in a flood-prone area, here's how to prepare your home for a potential disaster
9/11/2014
How to Prepare your Home for an Upcoming Flood
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has tips on how to prepare when flooding is anticipated.
 
This year's hurricane season is expected to be less severe and on par with last year's relatively calm period.
9/4/2014
Another Dormant Hurricane Season on Tap, NOAA Says
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration indicates there's a 50% chance there will be fewer hurricanes than normal this year.
 
Experts have asserted that the the government needs to enforce stronger building codes to offset climate change effects.
8/27/2014
NAMIC: Government Must do More to Curb Effects of Mother Nature
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies says lawmakers should create incentives for states to enforce more rigorous build codes.
 
Further evidence has emerged that climate change is threat the world needs to take seriously.
8/14/2014
National Climate Assessment Calls for Immediate Action
A new government report says that climate change is a clear and present danger.
 
Americans may not have a very clear idea of what leads to a mandatory evacuation.
7/23/2014
Determining Factors in a Hurricane Evacuation
8 in 10 Americans incorrectly believe that evacuation boundaries are affected by hurricane category, according to a FLASH survey.
 
Just because a hurricane season is predicted to be weak doesn't mean the individual storms won't be powerful.
7/10/2014
Inactive hurricane seasons have produced big storms
Safety organizations and the insurance industry remind U.S. residents that historically quiet hurricane seasons can still be damaging.
 
If new forecasts are correct, 2014 won't be a disastrous year when it comes to hurricanes.
7/7/2014
2014 Hurricane Forecast Predictions
Colorado State University climatologists say 2014 could be a repeat of 2013, when hurricanes were few and far between.
 
Hurricane Arthur reminds business owners to prepare
7/3/2014
Hurricane Arthur reminds business owners to prepare
Watches and warnings are in effect along the Carolinas, according to the National Weather Service.
 
Spring is flood season, which puts property owners at risk if they don't have a plan in place.
6/5/2014
Should the NFIP be privately owned and operated
Governor Chris Christie says the National Flood Insurance Program would be better off if the government weren't involved, but experts say that costs may rise as a result.
 
While recent predictions show the 2014 hurricane season to be fairly calm, experts still urge consumers to be prepared.
6/3/2014
Expected hurricane forecast for 2014
NOAA predicts a mild to normal hurricane season this year.
 
As temperatures slowly but surely climb, people can expect thunderstorm activity to increase.
5/30/2014
New system to improve storm detection
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will soon unveil its latest technology for storm trackers.
 
The 2014 hurricane season arrives after one that was unusually quiet.
5/27/2014
Preparing for hurricane season
The National Weather Services has a handy tool to get people prepared for what Mother Nature may have in store in 2014.
 
Even at points in the year where high water levels aren't as pervasive a threat, investing in flood insurance is a smart move to make, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently advised.
5/22/2014
FEMA: Flood risk never ceases
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently issued a reminder about why flood insurance is important to have no matter what time of year it may be.
 
It's important to have the proper coverage in place, including flood insurance.
5/21/2014
Guarantee the livelihood of your business with flood insurance
How entrepreneurs can ensure the financial readiness of their companies with flood protection.
 
Homeowners who don't have a flood insurance policy in place may want to consider

one, even if they're in an area where flooding isn't common.
5/15/2014
Report reveals fickle nature of seasonal weather
An Aon Benfield study explains that Mother Nature had lots of twists and turns in the last full month of winter.
 
The average flood insurance payout last year for those who filed a claim was roughly $22,400 between March and June.
5/9/2014
Spring season brings flood risk, PCI advises
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America reminds homeowners to be mindful of the chance for flooding.
 
It's essential to learn which insurance policies will cover flood and water damage.
4/30/2014
Are you protected from damage caused by water?
Because water damage can take on many forms, the Insurance Information Institute recently outlined a basic rule to figure out the answer.
 
Just when it looked as though we might be out of the woods, there is another weather phenomenon to be cognizant of: spring thaw.
4/28/2014
With winter over, spring thaw arrives
How to prepare your home for the effects of snowmelt and spring thaw, which can result in flooding issues if not fully addressed.
 
In addition to helping to reduce rates, the bill should also provide a refund for policyholders who have had their flood insurance rates increase after buying or selling a home.
4/23/2014
House passes flood insurance relief legislation
The U.S. Congress recently signed off on the Homeowner Insurance Affordability Act
 
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.
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