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As Hurricane Andrew Memories Fade, Florida Weakens Building Codes

At the core of the Florida dispute is a simple calculation: the tougher the building code, the more it costs to build a home. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Flood Insurance Rates Could Rise For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Homeowners Under Proposal

Congress is considering sweeping changes to the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program that could jack up flood insurance rates for hundreds of thousands of homeowners under a bill that a Florida real estate group called “devastating.” CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Do Insurance Rules Need To Be Eliminated?

Insurance premiums have jumped as much as 25% because of the broadened insurance requirements set forth by lenders. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Active Hurricane Season Predicted With 5 To 9 Hurricanes

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Andrew, which tore into South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida’s Private Flood Insurance Market Is A Template For The Country

Florida serves as a model for how to restore fiscal sanity to an out-of-control government insurance program, while still taking into account the real and politically delicate issue of affordability. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida’s Trial Bar Hurricane

Legal abuse threatens Florida’s insurers and homeowners. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Surprising News For The 2017 Hurricane Season

While Earth is currently in a neutral pattern, climate experts said “there are increasing odds for El Nino toward the second half of 2017.” CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Hurricane Matthew A Reminder That Florida Insurance Market Is ‘Untested’

The majority of Florida’s homeowner property insurers are companies that have newly-emerged to take on insurance risk. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Hurricane Matthew Economic Damage Nears $6 Billion

So far this year, the U.S. has endured 12 separate weather disasters that have each surpassed the $1 billion damage amount. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Gov. Scott Warns Floridians To Prepare For ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Matthew

A small westward shift in Matthew’s long term track would significantly increase risk to Florida. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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VIDEO: Here’s A New App To Help Florida Businesses Prep For Disaster

Bizaster, available in English and Spanish from the App Store or via Google Play, is a free mobile disaster assistance app that features risk assessments, customizable checklists and other resources. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS

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Want To Know Your Risk Of Flooding? Plantation Company Develops Prediction Models

It’s one thing to hear about the possibility of catastrophe. It’s another when you learn exactly how these might affect you and your home. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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CRE Owners: Be Ready For The Storm

The Weather Research Center is offering dire warnings for the 2016 hurricane season. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR WAYS YOU CAN PREPARE

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About Face: Citizens Expects More Customers In 2017

Citizens is asking for an average 6.8 percent rate increase statewide. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Get Organized For Hurricane Season

Perhaps one of the most important things to remember is never take Mother Nature for granted and always be prepared. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR SOME HINTS ON HOW TO WEATHER THE STORM