Dallas partner Neil Rambin discussed “What’s in a Name(d) Storm? What Sandy has Taught Us About Flood, Storm Surge and FEMA” at the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s (FDCC) 2013 Annual Meeting on August 1, 2013.
Was “Sandy” a hurricane when it made landfall on the Northeast coast? Does the answer even matter since “Sandy” was a “Named Storm?” Is a “Storm Surge” also a “Flood” for purposes of applying high hazard flood restrictions? What is a FEMA-designated “High Hazard Flood” property? A panel of experienced coverage professionals came together to explore these and other coverage issues arising out of Sandy, and their potential application in other jurisdictions.