More Flood Insurance Articles

  • Rep. Steve Scalise's role in pushing flood bill seen as tryout for whip run

    Rep. Steve Scalise played a crucial role in whipping votes for a flood insurance bill that split congressional conservatives, drawing notice on Capitol Hill at a time when ambitious House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions in 2015.

  • In NJ, flood insurance isn't just a shore worry

    BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — If flooding were a real concern for Taylor Rambo, he says he wouldn't have built a bar in his basement. Yet he pays about $2,700 each year for flood insurance that he is required to have as part of his mortgage, and the amount is likely to rise quickly as the...

  • Californians expect rising flood insurance costs

    CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. But in his nearby office, owner Steven Allen is worrying about...

  • No easy fix on flood insurance, but options exist

    NEW YORK (AP) — There's no easy fix for the National Flood Insurance Program, now drowning in $24 billion of red ink. But experts say Congress does have options to make the program financially stable, more affordable and more effective at protecting waterfront communities. Lawmakers this...

  • Impact of flood insurance hikes on Utah unclear

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cost of national flood insurance is set to jump for hundreds of policyholders throughout Utah, but it's unclear how much the spikes will affect whole neighborhoods or communities. Dozens of residents in pockets of Salt Lake County and the city of Cottonwood Heights...

  • Three Forks turns to private flood insurance

    THREE FORKS, Mont. (AP) — More than 1,800 Montana residents and businesses now receiving discounted flood insurance will start to see their premiums rise as Congress looks to get the federal program out of a $24 billion hole. Legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Friday means those...

  • Washington state flood insurance premiums to rise

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — When Joley Spears bought her three-bedroom Aberdeen home just a few blocks from the Chehalis River last year, she was relieved to find something in her price range that was recently remodeled and had a fenced backyard for the kids. But while she knew she was in a flood...

  • Bosque Farms frustrated by flood insurance hikes

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the small village of Bosque Farms that borders the nearly dry Rio Grande south of Albuquerque, home and business owners have shelled out more than $600,000 a year recently for federally subsidized flood insurance to cover claims that have totaled only $2,192 during...

  • Flood insurance rate spikes to ripple across Ill.

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a western Illinois city that hustles out sandbags every time the Mississippi River acts up, Shawn McNett is among Quincy's fortunate because he's not required to have flood insurance for the three-story home he inherited years ago. But now that it's up for sale, McNett...

  • Few DC owners affected in flood-insurance debate

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — While the federal government wades through a complicated effort to keep the National Flood Insurance Program solvent, the capital city has very little at stake in the debate. That could be changing, though. Data compiled by The Associated Press show that the District of...

  • Flood insurance still on the rise despite new law

    JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) — This small, central Pennsylvania river town doesn't have beach homes or boardwalks, but it shares more than a name with the famous stretch of New Jersey coastline 250 miles to the east. Both are among the thousands of places around the U.S. where people could face...

  • In Va, 20K-plus face flood insurance rate hikes

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — More than 20,000 Virginia homeowners and businesses could see their rates for flood insurance rise up to 25 percent as part of an attempt to put the troubled National Flood Insurance Program back on sound financial footing, potentially socking many across the country with...

  • RI grapples with rising flood insurance costs

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Steve Morris lives in a century-old restored cottage on a tucked away corner of Narragansett Bay. The home survived big hurricanes in 1938 and 1954, and Morris has never worried about flooding. But the home is now for sale, Morris said, because of rising flood...

  • Flood insurance rates rising for thousands in Ohio

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — The slow-rising waters of the Blanchard River have flooded this northwestern Ohio city so often over the last decade that its residents are rarely caught off-guard. Alongside Kelley McClurkin's bakery and deli, a dozen sandbags are stacked and ready. What she wasn't...

  • AP IMPACT: Flood insurance hikes still a peril

    JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) — This small, central Pennsylvania river town doesn't have beach homes or boardwalks, but it shares more than a name with the famous stretch of New Jersey coastline 250 miles to the east. Both are among the thousands of places around the U.S. where people could face...



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