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Studies of flood risk are becoming higher priority for a number of cities around the world, and a group called 100 Resilient Cities has formed to collaborate on their findings. Houston recently joined in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. ...

Island County has been informed that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, intends to place the unincorporated part of the county on probation beginning on March 30th. Over 100 property owners were cited and fourteen remain out of compliance with the NFIP (National Flood Insurance...

No matter where you live, you should prepare for flooding. Some areas, however, should take special care. If you’re in a low lying region near water or your property is downstream from a dam, it is particularly important. Some people don’t realize that even a...

Residents have been unhappy with the entire plan to fight sea level rise with rising roads, for a number of reasons. These reasons include water overflow onto their properties, extensive construction time, and issues with insurance. ...

Flooding basements can result in panic even from the most stoic homeowner. If you’re the type who keeps on top of all of your maintenance, you may find such an event even more upsetting....

One of the most important changes for the NFIP is embracing private sector reinsurance—a step already being discussed by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Reinsurance is a tool designed to manage financial risk; it is used by both private companies and public entities to mitigate...

They can include flood risks, fire risks, and more. If your home is in a region that’s prone to natural disasters, you might feel disheartened by their increase in both frequency and severity and be thinking about selling. ...

CoreLogic is a property information, analytics, and data-enabled global solutions provider. It recently released a Natural Hazard report, which included a retrospective of areas affected by earthquakes, storms, and other disasters. ...

Last year, the flood insurance agency went through a watershed—pun fully intended. Between the multiple short-term extensions that the National Flood Insurance Program underwent, the new regulations that extended private flood insurance availability, and a plethora of new technological advances that revolutionized the industry....