Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Resumes Letting New Home Buyers Assume Current Flood Insurance Policy
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FEMA Resumes Letting New Home Buyers Assume Current Flood Insurance Policy

Agency also using the rate tables that were in effect prior to Biggert-Waters'... More

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Delay Flood Insurance Hikes? Not So Fast, Coalition of Insurers and Green Groups Says

The Senate should reject proposals to delay massive rate hikes and other changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and instead take other steps to limit sky-high increases in their premiums, a coalition of environmental groups, insurers, and other organizations recommends. More

Legislators Race to Buy Time as Flood Insurance Rate Spike Threatens Homeowners
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Legislators Race to Buy Time as Flood Insurance Rate Spike Threatens Homeowners

A bipartisan group of Senate and House members are racing for wider support of a... More

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Spray-Foam Insulation: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell Spray-Foam Insulation: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell

The pros and cons of each type of insulation. More

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Surf & Turf: Wave-Shaped Home Lofted in FEMA Flood Zone
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Living in the Danger Zone
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Midwest Floods Teach Sobering Lessons Midwest Floods Teach Sobering Lessons

Last Juneís flooding in the Midwest was the worst since 1993, inundating parts of seven states. On June 10, government stream gauges showed 38 locations with major flooding and 77 locations with moderate flooding, spanning a huge chunk of the nationís heartland. More

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Vacation Home Remodel

On an unseasonably warm October morning, the Delaware River flows less majestically than it normally does through Bucks County, Pa. It hasn't rained in the county for a month, and the river level is low. More

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Raise the Floor

FEMA guidelines released in April recommend that houses in New Orleans be built at least three feet off the ground. It was a contentious decision. Some criticized it as being cost-prohibitive, while others pointed out that flood waters reached much higher than that during Katrina. More

Before + After: Serenity Now
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Before + After: Serenity Now

Seven years ago, when Michael Jensen and Susan Strober bought a 40-year-old home... More

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