National Flood Experts
|How to Safely Drive Through Standing Waters
We’ve all either been there or seen the news footage: Someone’s driving along their usual route during a storm, when the car is faced with massive amounts of standing water, right in the middle of the road. Sometimes, the accumulation is shallow enough for drivers to pass safely through, but other times, the flooded roads […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 9:19 PM
|How Are All These Bigger Hurricanes Affecting You?
Once upon a time, science was deemed to be reliable. Today, some people choose to believe that scientific observations are debatable. Whichever camp you’re on, one thing is for certain: The 2017 hurricane season brought with it a chain of some of the biggest hurricanes in history. Even when you compare some of the most […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2018 8:51 PM
|FEMA Partners Up With Private Flood Insurance Providers
Flood insurance. It’s likely one of your favorite subjects. When you were a kid, you probably played with your friends a fun game about who was the best insurance broker. The one who sold the most policies would win. Then you grew up and realized there’s so much more to life than flood insurance, such […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2018 8:37 PM
|What the Recent Paris Floods Can Teach Us
Recently, news websites have been flooded with stories of the Seine river in flooding the city (no pun intended, but it fits). Although they are not good news, they are a refreshing change of subject from the usual political drama. While water levels keep going up and some museums (including the Louvre) have stored some of […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2018 7:09 PM
|What does the government shutdown mean for FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program?
If you’ve been following the news (or even if you just read about current events from what’s trending on social media), you’re aware that this past weekend, the federal government was shut down due to political disagreements. Now, before an online troll decides to leave a divisive comment or quip about their beliefs, let’s nip […]
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POSTED JANUARY 26, 2018 9:08 PM
|The Advantages of Private Flood Insurance
Who likes to flush money down the toilet? Even with all the existing differing viewpoints and perspectives, it’s safe to say that most people would probably prefer to spend their cash efficiently. This is why, in previous blogs, we’ve discussed ways to save on flood insurance. But what happens when you live or work in […]
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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 9:39 PM
|Understanding Flood Insurance Rate Maps
How many of you read FEMA’s website on your spare time? How familiar are you with their policies? The reality is that most people go through life unaware of any of the agency’s processes. Life’s To Do list is long enough, and most of the stuff on that site probably won’t affect us anyway… until […]
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POSTED JANUARY 13, 2018 4:54 PM
|House Passes Bill to Protect FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program
If you live anywhere in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, or on the eastern seaboard, you probably paid close attention to news of natural disasters during the 2017 hurricane season. We watched as Harvey submerged Houston in deep water; how Irma practically decimated Key West, and how hurricane María ravaged the Caribbean (over three months out, and […]
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POSTED JANUARY 06, 2018 9:03 PM
|How to Increase Your Home Value
Home, sweet home. The biggest asset for most families: A source of pride, family moments, and a place to relax. It’s also the source of many worries: Why are the pipes making that sound? Would these windows withstand a hurricane? What’s covered by homeowner’s insurance? Do I need personal contents coverage? Some of these concerns […]
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POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2017 10:21 PM
|How to Deal with Flood Damage if You Have no Flood Insurance
We all get angry when we hear stories about friends who get in car accidents and the other motorist has no car insurance. “How is this possible?!” We ask, outraged. Considering that Florida is has so many car crashes, it would make good sense for everyone to be insured, right? Plus, it’s the law. Ok, […]
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POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017 7:59 PM