Flood Insurance

Surviving Natural Disasters: Your Business

Every year businesses temporarily shut down—or close forever—because of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But by taking measures …

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Flood Awareness Tips

Protecting You and Your Family Watches / warnings: Flood watches are issued when rain is heavy enough to cause rivers to overflow. Flood warnings describe the severity of the situation and indicate when and where the flood will begin. Flash flood watches are issued when heavy rain is occurring or is expected to occur. Flash …

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Why a Below-Normal Hurricane Forecast Could Be Misleading

Why a Below-Normal Hurricane Forecast Could Be Misleading   Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center now say the chances of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season have increased to 70 percent, up from 50 percent in May. In its updated outlook, NOAA said overall atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are not favorable for storm development will persist …

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