Flood Claims News

More Than 200 Kentucky Dams Considered High Hazard

More than 200 of Kentucky’s 1,000 dams are considered high hazards threatening property, people, and animals if breached. This is according to a recent report, “The Cost of Rehabilitating our Nation’s Dams,” published by the Association of Dam Safety Officials. …

Small Kentucky Town Showing Small Signs of Recovery from Floods

A delivery driver stopped for lunch. A child rode his bicycle with his mother in tow. The sounds of mandolins and banjos playing bluegrass music wafted through the air. All three are probably common scenes in countless Kentucky small towns, …

Insurers, Industries Affected by Australia’s Floods

Australia’s mining industry has borne the brunt of the economic impact from massive floods in Queensland state, but agriculture, construction, transport, tourism and retail have also been hit. Following is a list of sectors and companies affected: INSURERS The Insurance …

Hermine Surprises Texas, Oklahoma with Extensive Flooding

Tropical Storm Hermine, which swept through Texas on Sept. 7 and into Oklahoma on Sept. 8, surprised forecasters by retaining tropical storm strength long after it was expected to decline. The storm resulted in extensive flooding, several funnel cloud sightings …

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Urges Flood, Hurricane Preparedness

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon kicked off his summer storm tour to raise awareness for hurricane and flood preparedness by urging consumers to protect themselves and their property against Louisiana’s most frequent and unpredictable natural disasters. Experts are predicting an …

Galveston Residents Urged to Seek Federal Help for Ike Rebuilding

Galveston, Texas, officials are encouraging residents whose homes were battered by Hurricane Ike to seek federal rebuilding assistance. The city on Feb. 28 has to report to the state its progress in administering the $104 million federal Community Development Block …

Hurricane Ike Claims Total Nearly $12B in Texas

Hurricane Ike, which struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008, has proved to be the costliest weather catastrophe in Texas history by a large margin. The storm racked up nearly $12 billion in windstorm and flood insurance claims in the state. …

Numbers Tell of Reconstruction of Mississippi Since Hurricane Katrina

August 29 will mark four years since Hurricane Katrina pummeled Mississippi. Since then, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state and local governments and organizations, has helped the state rebuild. …

Risk Management Solutions Makes UK Flood Data Available to Public

Risk Management Solutions announced that its flood mapping data will be made publicly available for the first time. The decision gives “homebuyers far more accurate information about the likelihood of getting insurance,” said RMS. The data is available through a …

After Storms, Adjusters Blow into Disaster Areas

Barry Schoch’s cell phone comes to life with “When the Saints Go Marching In” — a reminder of the nine months he spent assessing damage from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. These days, the independent insurance adjuster is waiting …