Now comes a story out of Florida serving as an example of how the current NFIP system is being abused, shifting the burden of flood insurance away from million-dollar beach homeowners and onto taxpayers.
FEMA is asking Congress to rewrite the Flood Insurance Reform Act to prevent flood insurance rates from soaring to new heights. In its current state, the act includes no provisions for affordability, the agency claims.
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
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