Government minimum flood elevation requirements along the Gulf Coast region are too low to prevent flooding, according to a new report from Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

The report, “Hurricane Ike: Nature's Force vs. Structural Strength,” assessed the damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall near Galveston, Texas on Sept. 13, 2008.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Digital Insurance content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access