Commissioner says Lake of the Ozarks residents incorrectly getting letters stating they need flood insurance

Verify Your Flood Zone Designation – A Cautionary Tale from The Ozarks

Welcome to The Ozarks, and in particular, the Camden County, Missouri, communities surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks, where FEMA’s revised -and many would say “flawed” – flood maps serve as a cautionary tale for property owners: Verify your flood zone designation! Courtesy of KY3 (Springfield, MO), here’s their story: CAMDENTON, Mo. — “They have […]

Understanding the Occurrence of Flooding – What’s in a Name?

By now, given Mother Nature’s wrath over the past year, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of references to 100-year flood events, 500-year flood events and 1,000-year flood events. The description of flooding by the likelihood of occurrence in a geographic area is a predictive measure, commonly used by those in the scientific, emergency management and […]

Why Reevaluating Your Flood Risk Now is a Bright Idea

If you own, manage, or represent, residential or commercial property in a SFHA (Special Flood Hazard Area, which is a FEMA-designated high-risk flood zone) and subject to mandatory flood insurance, now is an appropriate time to reevaluate your flood risk. In the article, Flood Insurance on the Cusp of Tremendous Change, John Dickson, writing for […]

Elevation News to Manage Flood Risk – Noteworthy Takeaways from Miami

Elevation plays a critical role in determining flood insurance rates. A couple of feet, a few documentation errors or significant omissions can make a considerable difference in the amount property owners pay for coverage or measures implemented to mitigate flood damage. The Miami Herald’s Naked Politics FL Blog provides noteworthy takeaways that underscore the importance […]

Increasing Value, Capturing Savings and Managing Flood Risk – An Upscale Resort Owner’s $19 Million Dollar Story

Six years ago, the global economic crisis hit the luxury hotel and resort industry hard, like a ton of 14 carat bricks. Even the most resilient of destinations and properties were not immune to the fallout and many owners, operators and their agents sought proactive measures to protect the brand, status and investment value during […]