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Bilirakis invites public to town hall in New Port Richey over flood policies

NEW PORT RICHEY — U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, has scheduled a town hall meeting Wednesday about skyrocketing flood insurance premiums.

Representatives from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will to try to answer homeowners' questions. The meeting is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. at New Port Richey City Hall, 5919 Main St.

Premiums for thousands of Florida flood insurance policies soared in recent months as a result of the Biggert-Waters Act, which sought to stabilize the national flood insurance program by eliminating subsidies and raising rates.

Because of those changes, insurance premiums for many Tampa Bay area homeowners have more than doubled and, in some cases, jumped by thousands of dollars.

Bilirakis invites public to town hall in New Port Richey over flood policies 12/16/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 16, 2013 5:40pm]
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