Flood Insurance


RE: S. 882, the South Carolina Private Flood Insurance Act
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance, insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…

, Talk 107.3
Radio: Mornings with Brian Haldane: Ray Lehmann
R.J. Lehmann

From Talk 107.3:

On this segment Brian talks with Ray Lehmann, the co-founder of The R Street Institute about the topic of reforming the Federal Flood Policy and how that would affect our…

R Street: Gulf Storms Highlight Need to Reform Federal Flood Policy
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Aug. 25, 2020) – As East Texas and Western Louisiana prepare for the impact of Hurricane Laura, this year’s very active Atlantic storm season should be a wake-up call to Congress on…

, The Pete Kaliner Show
Radio: Why do we keep paying people to rebuild in flood plains?!

From The Pete Kaliner Show:

Hurricane Isaias made landfall overnight in North Carolina. What better time to talk about the utterly broken National Flood Insurance Program? Plus, the shifting…

, WFLA Orlando
Radio: Florida Round Table with R.J. Lehmann
R.J. Lehmann

From WFLA Orlando:

On this edition of the Florida Roundtable Yaffee interviews insurance Expert R.J. Lehmann on why everyone in the state of Florida should get Flood insurance for their…

GAO: Flood Mitigation Isn’t Keeping Up with Climate Change
R.J. Lehmann

From NRDC:

NRDC also organized a letter of support for the legislation, which was signed by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the Consumer Mortgage Coalition, the National Association…

SmarterSafer Offers Climate Solutions to Protect Both Communities and Taxpayers
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2010) – The growing fiscal burden of federal disaster spending—driven increasingly by climate change—compels lawmakers and policymakers to explore effective policies that…

, BestWire
New Flood Risk Model Puts 14.6 Million US Properties Under Substantial Risk, Nearly 70% More Than FEMA Counts
R.J. Lehmann

From BestWire:
Trends from rising sea levels to outsized construction high-risk coastal zones are threatening the ability of the NFIP to maintain its flood insurance program, said R.J. Lehmann,…

NOAA Forecast Raises Urgency of NFIP Reform
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2020) – In light of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting a 60 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, Congress should…

, JD Supra
Addressing Climate Change in Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions
R.J. Lehmann

From JD Supra:

Moreover, the National Flood Insurance Program may not be sustainable.  From 2005 to 2018, the program paid $36 billion more than it charged in premiums.8