Some flood insurance relief proposed by Pinellas Legislative delegation
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01/27/14 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Flood insurance, Biggert-Waters, NFIP, FEMA, Kathleen Peters, emergency management, Carl Zimmerman

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Members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation heard from the Florida Division of Emergency Management about ways they can help homowners save on flood insurance premiums


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Devastating rate hikes to flood insurance premiums have become a focus for homeowners in low-lying and coastal areas. As Congress scrambles to delay implementation of a law that would remove subsidies on policies, Florida lawmakers are looking at ways to combat rising costs through flood mitigation planning. During a Pinellas Legislative Delegation meeting in Largo Monday, Florida Division of Emergency Management director Bryan Koon suggested rallying the state behind FEMA

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