National Flood Insurance Program

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Florida Lawmakers Working On Flood Insurance Changes

Florida is responsible for about third of the policies written under the National Flood Insurance Program. This session, state lawmakers are moving bills forward that they hope will entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the state.

03/24/2014

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Report: Bi-Partisan Deal Reached To Delay Flood Insurance Hikes

A bipartisan agreement has been reached between House and Senate leaders that will delay federal flood insurance program changes that would have resulted in huge spikes in premiums for homeowners, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–10/29/2013

YAZOO COUNTY, MS - MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops next to a raised railroad track near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. (Photo by: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FL Offers Support For Mississippi’s Flood Insurance Lawsuit

The Sunshine State will back Mississippi in a lawsuit over flood insurance rates, but Florida will not file its own lawsuit.

10/11/2013

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Gov. Scott Seeks Delay To Maintain Fed. Flood Insurance Subsidies

Gov. Rick Scott is advising Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., that action is needed to ward off “the potential impact to Florida’s economy” of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.

CBS Miami–09/18/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Changes May Boost Flood Insurance Rates

With the start of hurricane season just days away, South Florida homeowners that are in the National Flood Insurance program should know that there are changes are on the way.

CBS Miami–05/29/2013

(Source: National Flood Insurance Program)

FEMA To Scott: Bill Signing Could Kill Florida Flood Insurance

Florida Governor Rick Scott has been put on notice that homeowners and businesses across the state will lose access to the federal Flood Insurance program if he signs a bill now on his desk which would change the way local governments issue building permits.

04/06/2012

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