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Some flood insurance relief proposed by Pinellas Legislative delegation listen

01/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Flood insurance, Biggert-Waters, NFIP, FEMA, Kathleen Peters, emergency management, Carl Zimmerman

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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’s community rating ...

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Alex Sink announces five-point plan to tame flood insurance rates listen

01/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Congressional District 13, Bill Young, Flood insurance, FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program, Biggert-Waters

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Congressional Democratic Candidate Alex Sink announced a five point plan to tame rising flood insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses in Pinellas County. During a press conference in front of a home in Northeast Park today where residents pay some of the highest rates, Sink’s plan includes delaying rate hikes in effect now due to the Biggert-Waters Act passed to pay off FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program deficit.

Republican candidate David Jolly has said delaying the flood i...

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