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Fed flood insurance program gets 60-day extension

Fed flood insurance program gets 60-day extensionNews from The Seattle Times: WASHINGTON — Congress has given itself two more months to come up with long-term solutions for the debt-burdened federal program that provides insurance for homes and businesses in areas subject to flooding. A voice vote in the House Wednesday extended the life of the [...]

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How changes to flood insurance program could affect you

How changes to flood insurance program could affect youNews from Sun-Sentinel: WASHINGTON — Florida’s battered housing market will get some temporary relief if the U.S. House, as expected, approves a 60-day extension today of the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires on Thursday. But Congress is also considering broader changes that will raise rates [...]

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Insurance bill jumped $6000: MP

Insurance bill jumped $ 6000: MPNews from Fraser Coast Chronicle: Flooding in Emerald. BROKEN marriages, disintegrating families and trouble putting “tucker on the table” were the consequences of flood insurance bills increasing up to $ 6000 a year, a rural MP told parliament on Tuesday. Gregory MP Vaughan Johnson took a hard line as he [...]

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Flood insurance premiums soar

Flood insurance premiums soarNews from The Maitland Mercury: Lorn has hit the flood radar of insurance juggernaut GIO which tried to slug Carol Stammeijer with an annual premium for $ 6900 – up from $ 2800 in 2011 and $ 1800 in 2010. GIO was forced to defend the increase, citing council figures, while Maitland [...]

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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?News from Patch.com: The following was submitted to Patch by Vivian D. Laxton, public affairs director for the Maryland Insurance Administration. Hurricane season begins June 1. Do you know what your homeowners insurance policy covers if your property is damaged?  Last August, Hurricane Irene caused more than $ 400 million in [...]

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Senate acts to extend flood insurance program 60 days

Senate acts to extend flood insurance program 60 daysNews from NewsOK.com: Copyright ©2010. The Associated Press. Produced by NewsOK.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. By JIM ABRAMS | Published: May 27, 2012 Oklahoman    Leave a comment WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to extend the [...]

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The Welch Group Helps Local Community Weather Hurricane Season with Windstorm …

The Welch Group Helps Local Community Weather Hurricane Season with Windstorm …News from Houston Chronicle: As Florida residents brace themselves for the start of hurricane season on June 1, local agents at The Welch Group are spreading the word about how people can wind-proof their homes. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 As [...]

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Senate acts to extend flood insurance program

Senate acts to extend flood insurance programNews from WWL: Associated Press Posted on May 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM Updated today at 7:36 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for 60 days, giving lawmakers time to work on a long-term extension that [...]

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Senate acts to extend flood insurance program

Senate acts to extend flood insurance programNews from Boston.com: WASHINGTON—The Senate on Thursday voted to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for 60 days, giving lawmakers time to work on a long-term extension that would seek to restore fiscal solvency to the debt-ridden plan. The House last week approved a one-month extension [...]

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Flood insurance is again in jeopardy

Flood insurance is again in jeopardyNews from WLOX: SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) – We are just days away from the beginning of the 2012 hurricane season and those who rely on federal flood insurance may not be covered. Congress has until May 31 to pass an extension. In South Mississippi alone, 88,000 homeowners rely on the National [...]

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