National Flood Experts
|What Can FEMA Do For You?
Quick. What kind of assistance does FEMA offer? Most people have a general knowledge of what they can do: clearing roads, providing boxes of Cheez It crackers for people who lost their homes and maybe blue tarps for people who lost their roofs (Maybe; if the red tape allows them to). But unless you’ve applied […]
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POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:43 PM
|What Will Happen With FEMA’s NFIP?
Even though we have a yearly hurricane season, 2017 has proved to be nearly fatal to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). They’ve been facing substantial financial woes for years; then Harvey hit us. Then Irma. Then Maria. Then Nate. And every single request for assistance puts the entire program in peril. Previously, we’ve blogged […]
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POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 9:48 PM
|What You Need To Know About Flood Insurance Coverage
Unless you’re a trust fund baby, you probably look for ways to save money. We’re not talking about penny pinching. We mean being efficient with our spending. And when it comes to insurance, we have a long list of items to cover: Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, health, auto, jewelry, floods. So it’s understandable to look […]
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POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2017 6:38 PM
|How Can You Save Money on Flood Insurance?
Coming right off the heels of an active 2017 hurricane season, most people are glad to have flood insurance. We all saw the damage caused in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Key West (PS: What are you doing to help?) So if you live in a high risk flood zone, kudos, you do […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 9:50 PM
|FEMA vs. Private Flood Insurance
September 2017 has been a rough one. Hurricane Harvey devastated the greater Houston area, with floods high enough to decimate entire neighborhoods. Hurricane Irma did the same with the Florida Keys. The rest of our state also experienced strong winds and a potable water and gasoline shortage, but nowhere near as bad as what could […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:27 PM
|Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma
Hello, from a world post Hurricane Irma. After spending an entire week listening on TV, online, and on the radio that we were all pretty much going to die with that monster category 5 storm, we can now all take a collective sigh of relief. And while the damage to Tampa Bay wasn’t nearly as […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 2:26 PM
|How To Protect Yourself From a Flood
Every now and then, we get a wake up call about how fickle Mother Nature can be. Natural disasters like Katrina, Sandy, and most recently, Hurricane Harvey remind us of the substantial amounts of damage that copious amounts of rain and raising water levels can leave in their wake. It’s important to keep things in […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2017 9:26 PM
|How to Prepare for a Hurricane
As Hurricane Harvey hits the coast of Texas, we are reminded of how dangerous it can be to leave things to the last minute. We start thinking about the worst storms from the past. Andrew, Katrina, and Irene come to mind. Granted, they were all years apart, but when the pudding hits the fan, you […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2017 3:12 PM
|What Causes FEMA to Change Their Flood Rate Maps?
A few months ago, we discussed what are FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and how the federal agency determines which zones are high risk flood zones. Granted, I realize that reading this blog is not necessarily your number one priority in your life, so here’s a quick recap: As everyone knows, the Federal Emergency Management […]
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POSTED AUGUST 24, 2017 3:30 PM
|Benefits of Rezoning Your Property
If you are like most Floridians, you have a flood insurance policy. And on many instances, that’s a prudent decision. After all, we are surrounded by water. We also have plenty of lakes and a hurricane season. If you live in a flood prone area, such as South Tampa or Clearwater Beach, you’ve seen firsthand […]
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POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 8:15 PM