flood insurance

Why We Shouldn't Throw Out Flood Insurance Reform

March 10, 2014 by Dan Huber

It’s not surprising that homeowners in flood-prone areas are asking their various representatives in Congress to protect them from the danger of higher flood insurance bills. Here’s the question: Who is going to protect them from higher floods?[read more]

Smarter, Safer Flood Insurance in a Warmer, Riskier Climate

January 27, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Floods in a Risky Climate

Scientists at Rutgers University recently published a startling projection about sea level rise for anyone considering buying or rebuilding on the Jersey Shore. In the time it would take a homeowner to pay off a 30-year mortgage, sea levels on the Shore would rise by a full foot.[read more]

Florida is Drowning in Flood Insurance Risk

September 6, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Florida Flooding Folly

Growing up in the sunshine state, you get used to floods, rain storms, and hurricanes. However, the severity and frequency of storms are a growing concern. Extreme weather is becoming increasingly common and we Floridians are going to have to pay the price.[read more]