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BY ANGELA GREILING KEANE, BLOOMBERG
May 6, 2014
(Bloomberg) -- More than half the U.S. population lives in coastal areas that are “increasingly vulnerable” to the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy, a White House advisory group’s report concluded.
The report released today enumerates the impact across the U.S., including a 71% increase in heavy rain and snow in the Northeast during the past half-century and an increased risk from hurricanes linked to higher sea levels.
Earthquakes, floods, and other disasters can seriously disrupt normal life. Services may not be available, transportation may be cut off and roads may be blocked. In some cases, you may be forced to evacuate. Be ready to respond to any situation by assembling and maintaining a Disaster Supplies Kit.
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Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act passes the Senate and moves to the President for Signature to become Law
HB3370, Grimm/Waters Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, passed the Senate last night 72-22 and is anticipated to be signed by the President within the next 10 days.
Some important highlights include:
HFIAA14 directs FEMA and the NFIP to modify BW12 Flood Reforms already in place as well as to modify the future implementation of BW12 Flood Reforms. A Congressional Summary of HFIAA14 is available to read more. We appreciate your interest and involvement in the political process, to see how your Senator voted, click here to see how your Representative voted, click here.
House Passes HB 3370-still requires Senate approval and Presidential signature
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, HB3370, passed the House in a bi-partisan vote of 306-91 last night with no amendments. To become law this bill must be re-considered by the Senate and signed by the President.
"It is noteworthy that by passing HB 3370, the House not only sought to prevent rate increases but offered a livable alternative that would provide relief to property owners while still providing a path for the NFIP to reach actuarial soundness," stated Patty Templeton Jones, COO Wright Flood.
It is anticipated that the Senate will concur and send this bill for rapid signature by the President.
Once the bill is signed, FEMA will begin their study and implementation phase and we will provide more information once full details of the bill are known.
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