Tagged: Floods

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas.

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Far fewer Americans compared with five years ago are paying for flood insurance in coastal areas of the United States where hurricanes, storms and tidal surges pose a serious threat, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Far fewer Americans compared with five years ago are paying for flood insurance in coastal areas of the United States where hurricanes, storms and tidal surges pose a serious threat, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.

FEMA approves grants for Colorado Springs landslide victims

FEMA approves grants for Colorado Springs landslide victims

he Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $5.9 million to the city to acquire Colorado Springs houses demolished or severely damaged by landslides caused by record rains in 2015.