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President Obama signs flood insurance bill into law By Bruce Alpert New Orleans Times-Picayune  on March 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM, updated March 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM   WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Friday signed into law hard-fought legislati... READ MORE >>

H.R. 3370 The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute The economic ramifications surrounding unaffordable flood insurance has the potential to devastate home values, small businesses, and entire communities across the country. READ MORE >>

Flood Watch in Chicago: Rain, Melting Snow, 60-mph Winds to Hit City CHICAGO — With a forecast calling for thunderstorms and winds as high as 60 mph, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning. Heavy rains and scattered thunderstorms slammed Chicago Thursday morning, making for a slow-moving commute. READ MORE >>

Flood Watch in Chicago: Rain, Melting Snow, 60-mph Winds to Hit City CHICAGO — With a forecast calling for thunderstorms and winds as high as 60 mph, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning. Heavy rains and scattered thunderstorms slammed Chicago Thursday morning, making for a slow-moving commute. READ MORE >>

Flood Watch in Chicago: Rain, Melting Snow, 60-mph Winds to Hit City CHICAGO — With a forecast calling for thunderstorms and winds as high as 60 mph, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning. Heavy rains and scattered thunderstorms slammed Chicago Thursday morning, making for a slow-moving commute. READ MORE >>

House Republicans to offer new legislation to fix large flood insurance hikes from  The Times Picayune WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Wednesday that the House will take up a "modified version" of legislation that passed the Senate January 30 -- delaying for four years most flood insurance premium increases resulting from a 2012 reform law. READ MORE >>

                                      Senate Passes Bill to Delay Spike in Flood Insurance Rates WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to delay sharp increases in flood insurance rates for millions of property owners in coastal and flood-prone areas. READ MORE >>

Recent News of BW12 Rates Being Delayed You may have seen recent news articles headlining the delay in the flood insurance rate increases mandated by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW12).  These headlines, though they may be technically correct, are slightly misleading. READ MORE >>

In most areas of the continental United States, the arrival of fall signals a major change in local weather patterns. The increasingly unsettled weather of September, October and November can, in many states, lead to a higher risk of flooding. READ MORE >>

The phenomenon of global warming is changing the world’s weather patterns, according to most leading environmental scientists. One of the terrifying side effects of global warming is rising sea levels, since an average rise of only a few inches could be enough to overpower several American cities and coastal communities. READ MORE >>

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