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    1. Flood-proofing measures 'needed in all new properties'

      Press Association via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsApr 29 04:14 PM

      New properties should be built with flood-proofing measures, including raised electrics and sealed floors, according to council proposals.

    2. Flood insurance changes may be on the way

      WKBT La CrosseApr 29 04:32 PM

      Many people need car and house insurance, but in La Crosse, hundreds of homeowners are also required to buy flood insurance. Now, there's new legislation making its way through Congress that may lower their premiums.

    3. Make Builders Flood-Proof New Homes, Govt Told

      Sky News via Yahoo Canada NewsApr 29 06:00 PM

      Housing developers should be forced to install flood prevention measures when building new homes in at-risk areas, the Local Government Association has said. The group, which represents councils in England and Wales, believes protection including raised electrical sockets, sealed floors and wiring above floor level should become a mandatory part of building regulations. Deputy chairman of the ...

    4. New properties should be built with flood-proofing measures, including raised electrics and sealed floors, according to council proposals.

    5. Flood Insurance Legislation Promises Flexibility for Consumers

      PR Newswire via Yahoo! FinanceApr 28 01:19 PM

      WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Property owners who opt to purchase flood insurance in the private market rather than through the National Flood Insurance Program may do so under current rules, but they risk paying higher rates if they return to the NFIP. H.R. 2901, the "Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act," passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of ...

    6. MORE must be done to get water off fields when floods recede, to prevent devastating crop damage, a farmer has told the Government.

    7. Houston flood control efforts fall behind urban sprawl

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 19 06:29 PM

      HOUSTON (AP) — Flood control has long been a challenging issue in Houston, dating back to the city's infancy on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou when its first flood was recorded more than 170 years ago.

    8. To prepare for a flash flood watch this weekend, the City of Houston will create street barricades and collect debris to keep drainage systems from clogging in advance. The Houston Fire Department will ready high-water rescue vehicles throughout the city, while HPD and the Department of Public Works and engineering will monitor the storms and prepare to assist in evacuations if necessary ...

    9. WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Property owners who opt to purchase flood insurance in the private market rather than through the National Flood Insurance Program may do so under current rules, but they risk paying higher rates if they return to the NFIP. H.R. 2901, the "Flood...

    10. A flash flood watch remains in effect for the New Orleans area, the North Shore, and the Mississippi coast until 7 p.m. Thursday.

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