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Buying a house? Want to know if it floods? It might be hard to find out.

Dec 14, 2023
A growing number of states, including New York and New Jersey, are passing flood disclosure laws. But many still don’t have them.
Damaged and destroyed items in Flushing, Queens from Hurricane Ida-related flooding in 2021. Sellers in New York state are not required to disclose flood history, but that will change in March when a new law goes into effect.
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More Americans are going without homeowners insurance. That could spell trouble.

Aug 29, 2023
They're dropping coverage as premiums rise and protection shrinks, despite extreme weather brought on by climate change.
A couple in the Gulf Coast community of Steinhatchee, Florida, board up their house in preparation for Hurricane Idalia on Tuesday.
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In California's wildfire country, insurance is harder to come by

Oct 29, 2019
Insurance companies are dropping policies in high-risk areas.
A home burns during the deadly 2018 Camp fire in Northern California.
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