Storm Water Drain Cleaning to Relieve Flooding in Ocean City

Recently, the Town of Ocean City personnel discussed implementation of a storm-drain cleaning project. The project is currently underway throughout the Town of Ocean City. The focus is help alleviate flooding caused during rainfall occurrences, which is a present concern in many communities throughout Ocean City. The Town of Ocean City has done a great job throughout the years with…

National Flood Insurance Program Changes Effective 10/1/18

NFIP has outlined changes to be effective October 1, 2018 that apply to new business, renewals, endorsements, and cancellations. Cancellation Reason Code 26 for Duplicate Coverage under Non-NFIP Policy Beginning October 1, 2018, agents can use NEW Cancellation Reason Code 26* to cancel an NFIP policy when a policyholder has obtained a duplicate policy from sources other…

April Showers Can Cause Water Damage

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring rainstorms that can cause flood damage to your property! Be sure to take the proper steps to protect your property. Check out FEMA’s “How to Prepare for a Flood,” which includes flood basics, info on emergency notifications and how to protect yourself before, during and…

Pittsville Enters the National Flood Program as a Participating Community

Welcome all Pittsville Maryland Residents and Business Owners to the National Flood Insurance Program! Click to learn your Flood Risk – Now! Pittsville was one of the last few communities in Wicomico County to join the flood program. Homeowners and businesses in Pittsville will now be able to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood…

Power is Out – How do you stay warm?

If you are lucky, you have a backup generator, warm fireplace, candles and hand-cranked flashlights that can charge your cell phone. If not, what do you do? FEMA suggests the following: Be ready with these power outage preparedness tips from The Ready Campaign: Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, water,…

National Flood Insurance Program authorized through January 19th

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was authorized for a five year period that ended on September 30th. Since then there has been three short-term extensions. Currently the program expires on January 19th. Check out the news article from Insurance Business Magazine that reviews the importance of a long term authorization of the National Flood…

Restoring Your Business After a Flood

Floods can be miserable ordeals, even with extensive preparation. They can spring up with little to no warning and saddle you with the responsibility of a lengthy, expensive restoration period. Your business could be underwater in a flash, and you could be faced with mounting repair bills and extended interruption to your business. But floods…

National Flood Insurance Program Extended till December

The National Flood Insurance Program (NIFP) was set to expire on September 30, 2017. The federal government has extended the NFIP until December 8, 2017. NFIP program is vital to coastal areas, and having the program's existence up in the air creates uncertainty for those buying or selling coastal properties or any property located within…