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Downey Brand LLP

How Flood Insurance and Endangered Species Are Connected

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Most people would not associate flood insurance with the protection of endangered species. But over the past decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been the target of multiple lawsuits alleging that the...more

Sands Anderson PC

2019 Legislative Update: New and amended laws impacting commercial real estate and community association clients

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On July 1, 2019, new laws passed during the 2019 General Assembly session will go into effect in Virginia. As we do every year, Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate and Community Associations Groups have reviewed this new...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Deadlines Approaching for Earlier than Usual Nationwide EAS Test

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For the fourth consecutive year, the FCC, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) on August 7, 2019....more

Zelle  LLP

Latest Arkansas Floods Will Test The Already Vulnerable National Flood Insurance Program

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President Trump recently declared the flooding throughout the Gulf Coast a National Emergency and pledged federal resources, including FEMA, to assist with the recovery efforts. All the while, one of the linchpins in...more

Pillsbury - CommLawCenter

Next National EAS Test Is August 7, and Comes With a Twist

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Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) formally notified the FCC that FEMA has scheduled the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for August 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. ...more

Zelle  LLP

The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 intends to increase disaster preparedness

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As referenced in our recent CAT-Law post on the Catastrophic Losses of 2018, at the end of 2018 Congress passed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) in an effort to improve the nation’s overall capacity to respond...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

What! My Flood Policy Doesn’t Cover Flood Damage?! This, and Other Pitfalls of NFIP Flood Insurance Policies

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (the "NFIP") to help make flood insurance more affordable in higher-risk areas. FEMA oversees the program and writes the terms of the Standard Flood Insurance Policy...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

NYC Admits FEMA Fraud From Superstorm Sandy In $5.3 Million False Claims Act Settlement

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

New York City will pay $5.3 million to the United States for fraudulently obtaining FEMA funds related to Superstorm Sandy in a False Claims Act settlement with the Southern District of New York. The City admitted improperly...more

Baker Donelson

Draft Rules Issued for New Arbitration Option for FEMA's Public Assistance Program

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The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) has published draft rules for the new arbitration option for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. In this analysis, we examine the proposed...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Saving the Basics: Municipal Infrastructure and Mitigation

by Harris Beach PLLC on

...Federal, state and local governments spent $440 billion on transportation and water infrastructure in 2017, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In September 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...more

Baker Donelson

FEMA Extends Deadline for Choice on Management Costs Allocations to March 15

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In January, Baker Donelson published an alert on the Federal Emergency Management Association's (FEMA) Public Assistance Management Costs Interim Policy, FEMA Recovery Policy FP 104-11-2....more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

DC Circuit Holds that Judicial Review is Not Available in FEMA Individual Assistance Cases

The U.S. has experienced a large number of natural disasters requiring the immediate assistance that only the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can provide....more

Harris Beach PLLC

Under Tobacco Road: Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

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In September 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 storm along the southerly coast of North Carolina. Within North Carolina alone, the storm left up to three feet of rain in places and a reported 10-foot storm...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

Bills of Note Passed by the Last Congress (2019)

There were 442 bills passed by the 115th Congress and signed by the President. Most of these new laws have attracted very little attention, so it may be helpful to review a few of them....more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

National Flood Insurance Program Extended

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FEMA recently announced the passage of legislation that was signed by the President on December 21, 2018, which extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) authorization to May 31, 2019....more

Baker Donelson

FEMA's New Interim Policy Requires Choice on Management Cost Allocations by February 12

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The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA), signed into law on October 5, 2018, is the largest single piece of legislation to impact disaster response and recovery in decades. ...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Government Shutdown Impacts FHA, IRS, and FEMA

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The continuing government shutdown has been impacting lenders by limiting the availability of certain services from FHA, the IRS, and FEMA, some temporarily and some on an ongoing basis. The following is a summary of the key...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Natural Disaster Forces Critical Decisions For Municipalities And Residents

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Last year, we wrote a post to mark the sixth anniversary of “Superstorm Sandy,” a Category 1 storm that made landfall in October 2012. We also shared a preview of this year’s series of posts on extreme weather, and its impact...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

National Flood Insurance Program Update

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As previously reported, in early December 2018 Congress passed another short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program that was scheduled to expire on December 21, 2018. ...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

FEMA Reverses Halt to New Flood Policies during Shutdown; New Six-Month NFIP Extension Leaves Debate over Reforms to 116th...

Following criticism from industry groups and members of Congress, FEMA has retreated from a December 27 announcement that it would stop issuing new flood policies and renewals during the ongoing partial shutdown of the...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Addressing Climate Change in Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

On November 23, 2018, the United States government released Volume II of its Fourth National Climate Assessment. The report assesses the effects of the expected rise in sea levels resulting from global climate change,...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Debate over NFIP Reforms Likely to Extend into 2019

A new short-term extension through December 21 leaves the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in limbo as Congress grapples with a lengthy to-do list in advance of the holidays. NFIP, the biggest source of flood coverage...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - MoFo+

Fall 2018 Helping Handbook

This handbook provides an overview of some issues that individuals, families, and small businesses may face as a result of the fires that broke out in Northern and Southern California in the fall of 2018. While fires...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The California Wildfires: Insurance Implications

Uncertainty of their immediate cause(s) of the Camp and Woolsey Fires may complicate insurance recovery. How you present your claims to the insurers is critical to recovery....more

Baker Donelson

Five-Year Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization, Including Disaster Relief Funding and Recovery Reform

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On October 3, 2018, the Senate voted 93-6 to approve a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The House voted 398-23 to pass the bill, H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, on...more

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