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In Booming South Florida, Another Hurricane Andrew Could Be A $300 Billion Catastrophe

“And that number doesn’t include loss of taxes or tourism,” said Monica Ningen, chief property underwriter for the U.S. and Canada for Swiss Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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

The $400 Question: Should You Drop Your Flood Insurance?

Insurance agents and flood insurance advocates fear that homeowners might blow off paying the $300 to $400 for non-mandatory insurance and not be covered if there’s a damaging flood. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Pensacola Family Reeling From Loss Of Home In Recent Flood

Roughly 87% of Escambia County is designated by FEMA as a low risk flood zone. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Flood Insurance ‘Fix’ Doesn’t Apply To Many

The law signed by President Obama gives a reprieve from sharply higher flood insurance rates for many owners of older homes in flood-prone areas, but doesn’t stop huge rate increases from hitting some owners of commercial properties and second homes. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Might Be Delayed After All

Nearly 72,000 South Florida homeowners living in flood zones may be facing flood insurance rate increases of 25 percent as federal agencies work to phase out subsidies. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

New Flood Insurance Rules Have Consequences For Florida’s Economy

You could looking at a likely increase of 500 to 600 percent in the blink of an eye. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Many Floridians Face Rising Tide Of Flood Insurance Costs

But while some homeowners or buyers face a bigger bill for waterfront property, some people who live in relatively high and dry areas at the edges of flood plains will get lower rates for flood insurance. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Federal Budget Cuts Impede Disaster Plans

The sequester also pinched state and local disaster preparedness grants. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

How Secure Is Flood Insurance?

After all, if your home gets flooded, I’m fairly certainly you don’t intend to wait for approval from a dysfunctional Congress to get your home repaired. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE