The Disaster Alert Center
Use the page below to stay up to date on when large-scale disasters strike, and the actions being taken in response.
Safeguard strives to continually provide the most current information on disasters as they occur. No matter the form they take — fires, tornadoes, hurricanes or floods — all of them can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your assets.
Also, be sure to also check out Safeguard’s custom geospatial technology, MapAlert®. This system identifies properties in the path of severe weather events and provides both pre- and post-disaster information. To learn more, visit our MapAlert® page.
For an overview on Safeguard’s disaster reporting resources, please click here.
Everything you need in times of distress.
National Coastal County ZIP Code Resource
Through the use of MapAlert, it is possible to provide a visual representation of a weather event's “cone” and potential impacts. Typically, the greatest impacts are felt within coastal areas.
In response, Safeguard has compiled a national "coastal shoreline county" ZIP Code list as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
MBA Releases Disaster Recovery Guide
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has created Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners. This consumer-facing informational guide outlines homeowner disaster preparedness and steps to recovery, including who to engage for individual mortgage communication, how to navigate the insurance process, and what forms of aid and disaster loans are generally available.
All FEMA Alert Declarations
Updated 11/15/18: On November 15, 2018, FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence from September 7-29, 2018. Link to Industry Alert Updated 11/14/18: On November 14, 2018, FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Virginia affected by Hurricane Florence from September 8-21, 2018. Link to […]
November 15 2018
Updated 11/13/18: Freddie Mac issued a press release titled Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Policies for Those Affected by California Wildfires. Link to Industry Alert Updated 11/12/18: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on November 8, 2018 and continuing. Link to Industry Alert Updated 11/11/18: The Sacramento […]
November 13 2018
Investor Update November 13, 2018 Source: Freddie Mac MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today reminded Single-Family mortgage servicers of its disaster relief policies for borrowers who have been affected by the ongoing California wildfires. Freddie Mac’s disaster relief options are available to borrowers whose homes or places of […]
November 13 2018
Investor Update November 13, 2018 Source: Fannie Mae WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) is reminding those impacted by the California wildfires of the options available for mortgage assistance. Under Fannie Mae’s guidelines for single-family mortgages: Homeowners impacted by the California wildfires are eligible to stop making mortgage payments for up to 12 months, during […]
November 13 2018
All Client Alert September 9, 2018 Source: The Weather Channel Additional Resources: Guam Governor Emergency Declaration ZIP Code List (reported by FEMA 9/9/18) Northern Mariana Islands Governor Declaration ZIP Code List (reported by FEMA 9/9/18) Guam Homeland Security (JIC Release No. 9 – Tropical Storm Update: Governor Declares Guam in COR3; Residents Urged to Continue […]
September 9 2018
Updated 9/5/18: The Weather Channel issued a report titled Gordon’s Remnant Expected to Survive into the Great Lakes, Enhancing Heavy Rain Through the Midwest. Link to article All Client Alert September 4, 2018 Source: The Weather Channel Additional Resources: Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Tropical Storm […]
September 5 2018
Updated 8/23/18: Fannie Mae issued a press release titled Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Servicers of Mortgage Assistance Options for Areas Affected by Hurricane Lane. Link to All Client Alert Updated 8/23/18: Freddie Mac issued a press release titled As Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaiian Islands, Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Policies. Link to All Client Alert […]
August 23 2018
All Client Alert August 21, 2018 Source: The Weather Channel Additional Resources: Office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency in Dane County) To view a ZIP Code list of counties included under the governor’s declaration, please click here. NOTE: This is independent from any FEMA Declared Disaster. Safeguard Properties Disaster Update […]
August 21 2018
Updated 8/17/18: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires and high winds beginning July 23, 2018 and continuing. Link to All Client Alert Updated 8/9/18: The office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a press release titled Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in […]
August 17 2018
All Client Alert August 14, 2018 Source: WABC-TV ABC 7 Additional Resources: Office of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Flood-Impacted Counties) To view a ZIP Code list of counties included under the governor’s declaration, please click here. Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Governor Cuomo Issues […]
August 14 2018
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