El Niño Has Californians Buying Flood Insurance In Record NumbersThe Federal Emergency Management Agency reports a large increase in the number of flood insurance policies purchased in California in response to a rainy El Niño winter.
FEMA Urges Californians To Buy Flood Insurance Now To Get Head Start On El NiñoFederal emergency officials are urging Californians to buy flood insurance -- even those who don't live near creeks or rivers.
FEMA To Californians: Buy Flood Insurance Before It's Too LateWith a strong El Nino in place, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Californians in flood prone places to buy insurance before it's too late.
Flood Insurance Coverage Drops 72 Percent In San Mateo As Drought Drags On, But FEMA Says ReconsiderMost Californians have been more focused on saving water than worrying about floods, prompting thousands of Bay Area homeowners to cancel their flood insurance policies, but FEMA says they might want to reconsider.
Foster City Plans To Raise Levee To Avoid FEMA Designation As Flood Hazard ZoneA new project in Foster City to raise the city's levee and provide greater flood protection for its residents may be underway soon.
Congress Clears Bill To Ease Flood Insurance HikesCongress passed a bill scaling back flood insurance premium increases, allowing below-market insurance rates to be passed on to people buying homes.
ConsumerWatch: Who’s Regulating Payouts From FEMA-Approved Insurers?In addition to property insurance policies you can also purchase a federal flood policy. The catch is that you can only get the policies through one of a select group of insurers that are authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).