Tropical Storm Phillippe hits the Caribbean, and could move toward the U.S.

Phil AmmannOctober 23, 2016

When Hurricane Matthew battered the East Coast, it killed dozens and caused catastrophic flooding in Florida and North Carolina, with losses estimated in the billions. This followed Hurricane Hermine, which tore through the Florida Panhandle and caused devastating floods in Louisiana. Meanwhile, West Virginia recently saw flash floods that tragically took 23 lives. These extreme […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorAugust 14, 2015

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has responded to State Sen. Jeff Brandes’ request to study the methods used to determine National Flood Insurance Program policy rates. The group agrees that with the limited information available to regulators, the rates may be “unfairly discriminatory.” According to a letter from OIR commissioner Kevin McCarty, his NFIP […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorAugust 12, 2015

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes wants FEMA to release data from flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program to determine whether or not the premiums assessed for policies are excessive or arbitrarily assigned. In a letter to Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner Kevin McCarty Wednesday, Brandes argued there were 100,000 fewer flood insurance […]


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