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First premium relief from new flood insurance law implemented by FEMA

First premium relief from new flood insurance law implemented by FEMANews from The Times-Picayune: WASHINGTON — FEMA is granting the first flood insurance rate relief provided for under legislation that cancelled some of the premium hikes resulting from the 2012 Biggert-Waters law. FEMA announced Tuesday that, effective May 1,  people who purchased new homes after [...]

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Obama Signs Relief From Flood Insurance Hike

Obama Signs Relief From Flood Insurance HikeNews from ABC News: Homeowners living in flood-prone areas are getting relief from big spikes in insurance costs under legislation President Barack Obama signed into law Friday. Lawmakers from both parties supported the measure in response to angry homeowners who faced sharp premium hikes after an overhaul of the [...]

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Flood Insurance Premium Hikes from New Maps Could Be Delayed Until 2015

Flood Insurance Premium Hikes from New Maps Could Be Delayed Until 2015News from Insurance Journal: Some flood insurance premiums required under a 2012 law now won’t be raised until the fall of 2015 at the earliest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the $ 1 trillion bipartisan funding bill passed by Congress last month [...]

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John Romano: From top to bottom, FEMA botches flood insurance rates

John Romano: From top to bottom, FEMA botches flood insurance ratesNews from Tampabay.com: Let’s play a game. We’ll call it Spot the Flaws. Here is part of FEMA’s official explanation about how its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) arrived at new premiums for homes that had rate subsidies: “The single most important (factor) is the [...]

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Bethel Island couple reeling from national flood insurance reforms

Bethel Island couple reeling from national flood insurance reformsNews from Contra Costa Times: Click photo to enlarge Mike Parsons and his wife Sandy Parsons stand on a large mound of dirt in their back yard near their home in Bethel Island, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Congress’ attempt to reform FEMA’s National Flood Insurance [...]

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Flood insurance claims from Sandy top Katrina | Ocean City, NJ News

Flood insurance claims from Sandy top Katrina | Ocean City, NJ NewsNews from Ocean … – Shore News Today: Last Updated on Saturday, December 08, 2012 05:26 pm Written by Ann Richardson Monday, December 10, 2012 12:00 am … Read the full article Related News:

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Sumrall considers purchasing flood insurance after City Hall floods from …

Sumrall considers purchasing flood insurance after City Hall floods from …News from The Republic: SUMRALL, Miss. — Sumrall officials are considering whether to purchase flood insurance for the city, following the flooding of City Hall after Hurricane Isaac. City Hall personnel are still working out of the Sumrall police station after heavy rains from Isaac [...]

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Plaquemines Parish officials seek public input Tuesday from flood victims

Plaquemines Parish officials seek public input Tuesday from flood victimsNews from NOLA.com: By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune on October 22, 2012 at 3:16 PM, updated October 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM Plaquemines Parish residents who suffered flooding in Hurricane Isaac are invited to a meeting Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. [...]

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Protecting your home, finances from storm loss

Protecting your home, finances from storm lossNews from Chicago Tribune: September 13, 2012|By Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Check with your insurer to see if a backup generator will qualify for insurance discounts. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images) The hurricane season, which officially started June 1 and ends Nov. 30, increases the chances for expensive home [...]

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Thousands of flood insurance claims coming from Louisiana

Thousands of flood insurance claims coming from LouisianaNews from Live Insurance News: Hurricane Isaac has come and gone and the storm has left devastating floods in its wake. Louisiana was struck hard by these floods, with many of the state’s southern counties being inundated with water. According to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, thousands of flood [...]

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