Clarke & Sampson Blog

National Flood Insurance Program Changes for 2017

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Nov 1, 2016 4:03:54 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that will go into effect on April 1, 2017. These changes are made annually, and may impact your home’s flood insurance premiums—especially if it is newly mapped into a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Flood Facts, Alexandria Flood

Rain and Flood Driving Tips

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Apr 29, 2014 2:44:00 PM

Flooding can occur within minutes of heavy rainfall or tidal changes. Be prepared and be safe on the roads. Here are some smart driving tips if you have to drive during times of heavy rain or flooding:

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Flood Facts, Alexandria Flood, Alexandria VA

Understanding the Flood Insurance Act of 2014

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Mar 31, 2014 9:21:00 AM

On March 21, 2014, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (the Flood Insurance Act) was signed into law. This Act modifies planned flood insurance reforms that would have dramatically increased premiums for many property owners in high-flood risk areas. Here are the key provisions of the Act that protect homeowners from rate increases:

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Alexandria Flood, Homeowners Insurance

Flood Warning System - New Alexandria, Belle View, Huntington

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Jan 9, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Do you live in a low-lying area of Fairfax County? Perhaps you have family that does? We have good news to share that can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Fairfax County has launched a new emergency alert system to warn residents of flood threats.

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Flood Facts, Alexandria Flood, Hurricane Preparedness, Home Security, Alexandria VA

Insuring Against Flood: Alexandria Edition

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Oct 16, 2013 1:31:00 PM

With our proximity to the Potomac River, we enjoy its beauty and countless recreational opportunities. With this proximity, however, we are faced with unique flood risks. This risk is nothing new. Flooding has threatened life and destroyed property since  Alexandria was first settled in 1695. As new developments and redeveloped areas spring up along the Potomac and its feeder creeks, understanding flood risk is more important than ever. 

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Flood Facts, Alexandria Flood, Business Insurance, Personal Insurance