Homeowner's insurance

July 31, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to extend for four months the program that provides flood insurance for nearly 5 million homeowners and business owners. The bill's passage by an 86-12 vote averted a scenario in which people living in coastal communities would have been unable to renew...
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With members of the National Guard in the foreground, volcanic gases rise from active fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Most of the nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remains closed to visitors due to ongoing seismic activity and the possibility of an explosion at the summit. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 16, 2018 - 5:09 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain are on an urgent quest for answers about...
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Jacob Lerma looks at the bare studs inside his home, which was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Friendswood, Texas. Five months after Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of houses in Texas, financial difficulties many homeowners still face as they work to rebuild has created a spike in missed mortgage payments. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 27, 2018 - 10:56 am
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — As Jacob Lerma surveyed the skeletal beams of his suburban Houston home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, he kept muttering three words as he wondered if his family would ever be able to move back in: "I don't know." Like many Texans whose homes were flooded during...
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This July 2017 photo provided by Chubb shows the Wildfire Defense Systems, Inc. firefighters mopping up spot fires on a clients property during a wildfire in Panguitch, Utah. Among the army of firefighters protecting entire neighborhoods at the front lines of Southern California's monstrous wildfire are teams hired by insurance companies that offer personalized prevention and protection services for individual homeowners. (Chubb via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 4:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Among the army of firefighters who have been protecting neighborhoods at the front lines of Southern California's monstrous wildfire are small teams hired by insurance companies to provide personalized prevention and protection for threatened homeowners. Firms including American...
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In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Senate has passed a bill that would avoid a partial shutdown of federal aviation programs and provide tax relief for hurricane victims. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 28, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would avoid a partial shutdown of federal aviation programs and provide tax relief for hurricane victims. The House passed the bill earlier in the day with provisions that would have expanded the private flood insurance provisions, just hours...
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In this undated photo provided by Jamilyn Spellman, left, Spellman and her late mother, Lori, pose for a photo. In the barrier island city of Long Beach, New York, Jamilyn Spellman is among those still fighting with FEMA over flood insurance claims, even though her Sandy-damaged home has long since been demolished, the land beneath it sold, and its original owner, her mother, has died of cancer. (Jamilyn Spellman via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year's storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in...
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September 13, 2017 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas. That would likely put Harvey as the second costliest storm in the history of the...
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September 13, 2017 - 11:28 am
With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she's lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her. Her flooded home didn't fare so well. It could be a year, her contractor...
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September 07, 2017 - 6:42 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge. In just five years, the state's total number of federal flood...
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This June 7, 2017 file photo shows Peggy Wallace walking near her flooded neighborhood in Davie, Fla. With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows that the number of federal flood insurance policies written in the state has fallen by 15 percent. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 07, 2017 - 6:42 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge. In just five years, the state's total number of federal flood...
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