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Flood Losses

Table displaying flood insurance losses per month. The table includes open claims, closed claims, and claims closed without payment.

As of: 11/16/2017

Month Claim Count
Aug-16 30,702
Sep-16 4,124
Oct-16 22,236
Nov-16 140
Dec-16 341
Jan -17 1478
Feb-17 1137
Mar-17 496
Apr-17 2,628
May-17 2,042
Jun-17 1,544
Jul-17 2,549
Aug-17 89,608 
Sep-17 28,864
   

Source: https://www.fema.gov/number-losses-month

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16 Dec 2017

2018 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation Schedule

Registration for the 2018 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation is now open. 
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31 Oct 2017

Addendum to the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual — Special Adjustment Issues: Fiberboard Sheathing/Blackboard

On October 13, 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) updated the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual by adding an addendum providing additional guidance on special adjustment issues surrounding perimeter wall sheathing. The addendum expands upon and replaces existing guidance found at Paragraph P of Section VIII of the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual.

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19 Sep 2017

Special Adjuster Fee Schedule for Claims with a Date of Loss on or after August 24, 2017, through November 30, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread flooding in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the southeast United States. Due to the catastrophic impacts of these hurricanes and the increased demand for flood insurance adjusters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is increasing the amount it will pay to adjust flood insurance claims.

The entire insurance industry is searching for qualified individuals to join the ranks of claims adjusters to handle losses from Harvey, Irma, and future events. FEMA recognizes the specialized knowledge required to properly adjust NFIP losses. Adjusters must know the differences between the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) and private industry property insurance forms. They must know interpretations of coverage made by FEMA and the unique reporting requirements of the NFIP. Accordingly, FEMA maintains a list of adjusters authorized to handle NFIP losses.

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9 Mar 2016

NFIP Summary of Coverage

NFIP Summary of Coverage
This document was prepared by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help you
understand your flood insurance policy. It provides general information about deductibles, what is
and is not covered by flood insurance, and how items are valued at the time of loss.
This document is based on the Standard Flood Insurance Policy Dwelling Form, which is used to
insure one-to-four-family residential buildings and single-family dwelling units in a condominium
building. 
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29 Jan 2016

New Guidelines for NFIP Adjusters

New Guidelines for NFIP Adjusters

A note about the use of the term “Authorized NFIP Adjuster” rather than “Certified NFIP Adjuster”: It is FEMA’s position that certification requires a more formal course of study and the successful passing of a series of examinations before certification is awarded, such is the case with Certified Public Accounts. Also, the FCN will now be referred to as the Flood Control Number.

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13 Jan 2016

NFIP Training Available Online

The NFIP offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. NFIP Training courses are free and open to anyone. Click on a link below to begin your self study course. 

 

(note: we first posted this in December of 2015, but it was deleted in error)

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5 Oct 2015

Flood Related Resources and Information

Flood Related Resources and Information

The Cat Field Ops page is currently being setup for the current flooding event.

 

(photo from the CADO gallery)

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12 Oct 2014

NFIP Coverage Comparison as of December 31, 2000

NFIP  Coverage Comparison as of December 31, 2000

This chart shows provides a coverage comparison of the following NFIP policies. 

The Three Policy Forms 
There are three policy forms – Dwelling Form, the General Property Form, and the 
Residential Condominium Building Association Policy. Each is used to insure a different type 
of property. All, however, contain certain terms and condition (e.g., Mortgage Clause, 
Reformation of Coverage) that are unique to flood insurance.

source: NFIP

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12 Oct 2014

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 3

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 3
Part 3 - Sections VI-X
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12 Oct 2014

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 4

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 4
Appendix A:
 
NFIP Forms Used in Claims Adjustment
 

Appendix B:
 
FEMA Bulletins
 

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12 Oct 2014

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12 Oct 2014

Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 1

Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 1
December 2000 
Revised January 2002 
Revised January 2004 
Revised June 2010 
Revised February 2013 
Revised September 2013
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Flood Headlines

Texas Gulf gets more rain, threatens region with flooding - Reuters

Posted: 06.21.2018

Texas Gulf gets more rain, threatens region with floodingReutersThe warning came after a deluge of rain flooded streets and expressways on Wednesday, forcing residents to wade through shoulder-deep waters to flee their homes and vehicles. Crews conducted dozens of water rescues in towns like Weslaco, Mercedes ...

 

States Of Emergency Declared After Severe Flooding In Allegheny County - CBS Pittsburgh

Posted: 06.21.2018

CBS PittsburghStates Of Emergency Declared After Severe Flooding In Allegheny CountyCBS PittsburghPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A state of emergency was declared in Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair after storms brought heavy rains and severe flooding to the area. High waters caused damage from southern parts of Allegheny County to Fayette County and ...Thunderstorms wash out sections of the South HillsTribune-ReviewFlooding In Bethel Park, Pittsburgh Causes Havoc, People Trapped In Cars, RestaurantsInternational Business Timesall 7 news articles »

 

Heavy rain, street flooding plagues drivers in north Harris County - KPRC Click2Houston

Posted: 06.20.2018

KPRC Click2HoustonHeavy rain, street flooding plagues drivers in north Harris CountyKPRC Click2Houston"I was inspecting homes for Harvey, and coming back and got flooded myself. Instead of stopping, I just gassed it and then it died right here where was super deep and I crawled out," one driver said. Another driver got help from others who were ...

 

West Harris County residents report street flooding after recent rain - KPRC Click2Houston

Posted: 06.20.2018

KPRC Click2HoustonWest Harris County residents report street flooding after recent rainKPRC Click2HoustonHARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Pine Cliff Drive was just one of the roadways across the area that flooded from Wednesday's rains. Viewer video recorded in the Bear Creek Village neighborhood in northwest Harris County showed people, at one point, leaving as ...

 

Flooding update for Great Falls (Wednesday evening) - KRTV Great Falls News

Posted: 06.20.2018

KRTV Great Falls NewsFlooding update for Great Falls (Wednesday evening)KRTV Great Falls NewsAccording to a media release from the Great Falls Police Department, the neighborhoods of Gannon Ranch Addition and near Meadowlark Country Club, including Country Club Boulevard, have been added to a list of high-risk flood areas. The following ...and more »

 


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