APCIA Lists Need For Flood Insurance & Investment In Resiliency

APCIA Lists Need For Flood Insurance & Investment In Resiliency

APCIA Lists Need For Flood Insurance & Investment In Resiliency

APCIA Lists Need For Flood Insurance & Investment In Resiliency

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) issued a statement on the ten-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy that was attributed to Don Griffin, department vice president of policy, research, and international. The statement emphasized the importance of flood insurance and increased investment in resilience.

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Griffin pointed out that the extensive destruction caused by superstorm Sandy in the Northeast of the US on October 29 exposed the hard fact that many homeowners and municipalities were not appropriately prepared.

Rebuilding and recovering was extremely challenging as many of them did not have flood insurance, he added.


He said: “Superstorm Sandy and most recently Hurricane Ian were devastating examples of the increasing property damage caused by these storm’s high winds and life-threatening storm surge.

APCIA Lists Need For Flood Insurance & Investment In Resiliency

“As climate change intensifies these impacts, we need to increase our nation’s resiliency against such threats. The insurance industry’s overwhelming priority when disaster strikes are to help its customers rebuild their lives and restore their property. Protecting homes and businesses from flooding is a significant and long-term effort that starts with flood insurance.”

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“Flood insurance is a key element in ensuring the economic damages of extreme weather events are mitigated and that homeowners and communities are protected. Homeowners must understand that where it rains, it can flood, and the standard homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program and from private market insurers.”

In his statement, Griffin highlighted the importance of cooperation at the federal, state, and local levels. This would be needed in order to ensure the infrastructure is prepared for future catastrophic events.

APCIA Lists Need For Flood Insurance & Investment In Resiliency

When rebuilding, according to Griffin, it is also important to rebuild better and stronger by elevating coastal buildings and implementing and following resilient building codes. As well as to consider the long-term cost of rebuilding or putting new developments in high-risk areas and understand that insurance must be priced to appropriately signal where risk is too high.

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Griffin concluded: “Superstorm Sandy, and now ten years later Hurricane Ian, are important reminders that more Americans need to obtain flood insurance and more work remains to increase our nation’s resiliency against the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters.”

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