The House and Senate have not yet passed Flood Insurance
reform. They have only temporary funding for the National Flood Insurance Program.
House version: increase flood insurance
coverage for residential property; increase borrowing
authority for the NFIP; increase annual limitation on
premium increases from 10 percent to 15 percent;
increase coverage limits to $335,000 for residential and
$670,000 for commercial properties; add coverage for
business interruption; phase out subsidies for non-primary
residences and non-residential properties beginning in
2011 and include wind protection.
Senate version: no wind protection, would phase out subsidies for non-primary residences and non-residential properties immediately by raising premiums 25% annually until actuarial rate is achieved, does not increase coverage limits, and does not add coverage for business interruption.
H.R. 1264 H.R. 1264 is currently in
the House Financial
Cost for flood insurance for a single family residence in Huntington Beach can vary from $ 700- $1400 a year premium. If no existing policy is in force and the Federal Flood Maps declare the subject house in a flood plane, you can not get a loan. In some cases the existing policy is assumable. There is only one source for Flood Insurance- FEMA our Federal Government.
It does not cover 100% of loss. There are a couple areas in Orange County which require flood insurance, if you are on a creek bed or flood plane you may not even be aware that flood insurance is now required.