Joe’s Writing

Joe not only talks about flood - he writes about it. Joe’s experience in multiple disciplines within the flood industry gives Joe a unique perspective on flood insurance and floodplain management. From founding the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition to being flood specialist at RogersGray and placing flood business, Joe’s experience is broad and unique. Because of Joe’s perspective and having his pulse on the flood market, he is asked to write for various newspapers, magazines, and is a published author. Below are some of the various articles Joe has written, and links to some articles featuring Joe Flood.

Published Author.

Recently, Joe Flood was published as an author in the American Bar Association's book titled "The Community Resilience Handbook". Joe's chapter, "Flood and Other Insurance as a 'Bank Account' for Community Resilience" discusses how flood insurance can be used for a community to recover more quickly and completely by using flood insurance. Joe outlines how communities can encourage flood insurance purchases, and how individuals are their best first responder. Joe also reviews all the available financial resources after a flood, concluding that flood insurance is the best tool to recover from a flooding event.

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Coastal connection. Joe's quarterly article syndicated in various newspapers.

  • Risk Rating 2.0 Will Change The Industry, Not Just The NFIP

    When FEMA announced the transformation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with updated and modernized rating dubbed Risk Rating 2.0, questions and concerns were raised from various industries such as insurance agents and real estate professionals.  As FEMA begins to release details around Risk Rating 2.0, it’s clear that the NFIP transformation will not

    June 14, 2021
  • New Private Flood Rule Offers Hope And Raises Concern

    In late 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its proposed rule to accept private flood insurance for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured loans.  Currently, FHA is one of the few lending programs that does not accept private flood insurance on properties in high risk flood zones.  FHA currently only accepts flood

    March 5, 2021
  • As 2020 ends, we look towards busy legislative year in 2021

    Around this time each year, the flood insurance industry reflects on the past year’s legislative action, and speculates on what legislative changes are on the horizon.  Going into 2020, most believed that no major legislative reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) would be passed.  However, no one could have predicted the challenges the

    December 1, 2020
  • Bridging the Gap: Best practices for exploring your clients’ flood insurance options from the NFIP and the private market

    One of the best ways to envision the importance of something is to think of our lives without it. Imagine life, for example, without our electronics that help us easily communicate. Similarly, to understand the importance of flood insurance, imagine our nation without it. We would have no strong financial recovery tool, no means or

    August 30, 2020

Know flood newscast. The flood podcast hosted by Joe Flood and Tim Williams of the MCC.

National magazines. Joe Flood regularly writes for both the Claims and Litigation Management and Big I magazine. Below are links to recent features.

CLM Magazine Construction Claims: LiM-What?

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CLM Magazine: The Future Of Flood Insurance

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CLM Magazine: Rising Water, Rising Concerns

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Big I Magazine: Why Flood Awareness Is Paramount During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Big I Magazine: 2021 Poised to Be Busy Year for Flood Legislation

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Blogs and other content. Joe writes in various blogs, newsletters, and other forms of written media. Below are the latest examples.

  • Sue’s Flood Real Estate Tips: A different type of disclosure

    As a buyer you should expect a realtor to disclose whether the existing flood insurance policy is transferrable. Continuous coverage on the property translates into a less expensive premium for the new homeowner. You should be given a copy …

    July 2, 2021
  • Know Flood Newsletter Q2 2021

    *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Massachusetts Coastal Coalition June 30th, 2021 About Us The mission of the MCC is to educate, advocate, and inform professionals and stakeholders regionally and nationally, on flood hazards. Contact Us …

    July 2, 2021
  • Coastal Homeowner Buyout Forum Next Week

    Barnstable County to Hold “Coastal Homeowner Buyout” Forum April 21st- All WelcomeBarnstable County and Woods Hole Sea Grant will be holding a forum on federal floodplain buyout programs on April 21, 4:00 – 6:00 PM via Zoom.From Barnstable County:“Speakers will be from FEMA, …

    April 16, 2021
  • Cape Cod Watershed Map Change Webinar

    Register for a webinar on the Cape Cod Watershed Flood Maps- Share with other professionals. FEMA is planning to host a webinar for industry professionals on Wednesday April 14th from 9:30am to 10:30am on the coming changes for the Cape Cod Watershed Flood …

    April 9, 2021
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