Tag: FEMA

How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 10, 2020 0 Comments
How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released the results from its 2020 National Household Survey, which assesses the nation’s progress in building a culture of preparedness.

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FEMA Releases Flood Insurance Advocate Annual Report

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 29, 2020 0 Comments
FEMA Releases Flood Insurance Advocate Annual Report

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on April 21 released the 2019 Annual Report from the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate. The report examines and makes recommendations on policyholder and property owner concerns or frustrations with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Banking Agency Issues Guidance on Flood Insurance

Banking Agency Issues Guidance on Flood Insurance

On April 15, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a statement in response to FEMA extending the grace period for renewing flood insurance policies. The statement provides guidance to the financial institutions it regulates, and addresses conflicts between the FEMA rule and banking agency flood insurance rules.

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FEMA Developing New Grant Program

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on April 21, 2020 1 Comment
FEMA Developing New Grant Program

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) recently began to roll out its new grant program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC). The BRIC program will shift the focus for a significant amount of federal disaster spending from reactive (post-disaster) toward proactive investments in risk mitigation and community resilience that would occur before any disaster happens.

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FEMA to Allow for Remote Inspection of Flood Losses

FEMA to Allow for Remote Inspection of Flood Losses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a new  COVID-19 Remote Claims Adjusting Guidance memorandum that allows for remote inspections of flood losses to protect the health and safety of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders and NFIP adjusters during the outbreak.

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FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on March 30, 2020 0 Comments
FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) from 30 days to 120 days.

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FEMA Defers Implementation of New Flood Insurance Risk Rating System

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on November 7, 2019 2 Comments
FEMA Defers Implementation of New Flood Insurance Risk Rating System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today it was deferring implementation of its new flood insurance risk rating program by one year until Oct. 1, 2021.

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New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on July 18, 2019 0 Comments
New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees and implements the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has initiated a long-term effort to transform the program to make it more consumer friendly and better reflect the actual risks properties face.

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FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on September 28, 2018 3 Comments
FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

The House has passed a five-year FAA reauthorization bill that contains a key provision championed by NAHB that will delay a major building and affordability barrier that would have started in the Pacific Northwest and quickly spread throughout the country.

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FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

Filed in Codes and Standards, Disaster Response by on May 21, 2018 0 Comments
FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

For many years, FloodSmart.gov was a resource for residents, business owners, floodplain managers and others interested learning more about the National Flood Insurance Program. But FEMA was forced to deactivate it shortly after the site experienced security issues in late 2016. Now, it’s back — and even better than the original.

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