Posts Tagged ‘flood insurance’

Congressman, state and local leaders talk flood insurance

GULFPORT — Calling pending flood insurance increases “drastic and draconian,” U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Gulfport met today with state and local leaders to discuss ways to stem the tide of rising insurance rates that are due to kick in as early as October. Palazzo, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and David Miller, associate administrator […] [...]

Cochran backing bill to delay flood insurance premium increase

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would delay planned National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premium increases for one year. Cochran serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that approved legislation that would, among other things, impose a one-year prohibition on the use of any Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […] [...]

Senators introduce bill aimed at keeping down flood insurance costs

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today joined Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) to introduce legislation to avoid flood insurance rate increases. Cochran is the primary cosponsor to the Responsible Implementation of Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was developed in response to increasing concerns from Mississippians about the prospect of significantly higher flood insurance rates […] [...]

Lawmakers tout report on flood insurance and levees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) are citing a newly released study of the federal flood insurance program in support of their ongoing efforts to prevent homeowners and businesses from being forced to purchase flood insurance policies if they are already protected by accredited levees. The senators responded to […] [...]

FEMA offering assistance to update flood maps, develop flood data

by Associated Press Published: July 26,2012

Tags: Business, federal agency, flood, flood insurance, flood map, flooding, funding, funds, home, house, insurance, residence

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing money to help some areas of Mississippi update their flood maps and develop information on flooding risks. The Vicksburg Post reports the activities dovetail onto work completed since 2002 to update flood maps in Mississippi. In 2011, technical adjustments to Warren County’s maps took areas […] [...]

Senators hope levee agreement will lead to reauthorizing flood program

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) say they hope an agreement on the treatment of levees under the National Flood Insurance Program will allow the Senate to move closer to passage of long-term legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program […] [...]

Senate approves 60-day extension of federal flood insurance program

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) issued the following statement following Senate approval of a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in conjunction with an agreement to begin debate on a long-term reauthorization measure in June: “I am pleased an agreement has been reached that will allow a short extension of the […] [...]

House passes bill to enforce federal floodplains codes

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has approved a bill to allow local governments to enforce federal floodplains codes at hunting and fishing camps and remain in the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill would remove the hunting- and-fishing-camp exemption from floodplains regulations. The bill was held for the possibility of more House debate. Similar bills […] [...]

Wind Pool board heads overseas for low reinsurance rates

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Members of Mississippi’s wind pool board are in London this week to seek low reinsurance rates — a key factor in the cost of policyholders’ premiums. The Mississippi Press reports that the board left Saturday and are expected to return Friday. The Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association is the insurer of last […] [...]

City officials lobbying for change in flood codes

PASCAGOULA — Pascagoula officials are asking lawmakers to amend a state law and allow local governments to enforce federal floodplain codes at hunting and fishing camps so they can qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program. City attorney Eddie Williams tells the Mississippi Press the change is required because the state’s exemption on such properties […] [...]

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