National Flood Insurance Program Languishes in Senate

TweetWhile it’s probably pointless to say, “What is the Senate thinking?” you do have to wonder where their priorities are when yet again lawmakers have voted down legislation that included a provision to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. The … Continue reading

Louisiana Gives Tax Free Weekend for Hurricane Supplies May 29-30

TweetWith the start of hurricane season just around the corner, the state of Louisiana wants to help its citizens be prepared. On May 29th and 30th, residents of Louisiana can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including: self-powered … Continue reading

Early Estimate of Nashville Flood Damage: $1.5 Billion

TweetAn early estimate of the flood damages to Nashville, TN came in on Friday at $1.5 billion, but Mayor Karl Dean believes that number will climb. According to Dean, the posted estimate includes only commercial and industrial properties and about … Continue reading

Jobless Benefits & Flood Insurance Extended…Again.

TweetYesterday, while most of us were madly scrambling to get our taxes filed by the midnight deadline, Congress voted to restore unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans who had lost them when Republican opposition caused the bill to … Continue reading

London Science Museum Takes Neutral Position on Global Warming

TweetHomeowners in New England are looking at filing flood insurance claims, while residents of the Midwest have had one of the worst winters in years, and even Texas got more than a foot of the frosty white stuff this year. … Continue reading

Congress Adjourns Without Extending Flood Insurance

TweetYesterday, we blogged that if Congress didn’t vote on it today, the federal flood insurance program would lapse (again) as would some unemployment benefits. The Insurance Journal is reporting that Congress could not come to agreement on the bill, and … Continue reading