flood insurance

Then Florida Governor Rick Scott and Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels survey Black Creek flooding after Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
Former Governor Rick Scott's Office

More than 2,500 flood insurance policies bought in Florida after Hurricane Irma are expiring this year, including hundreds along the First Coast.

A man paddles a kayak near a flooded home after storm surge from Hurricane Irma pushed water into the low lying area.
Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

More than 130 groups across the country, including eight in Florida, are calling on Congress to create a federal flood risk disclosure requirement.

Tidal flooding in downtown St. Augustine on Granada St. near Flagler College.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

St. Augustine homeowners and other property owners in the city may qualify for 25% cheaper flood insurance premiums.

Fight Over Home Insurance Payouts Floods Into Florida Supreme Court

Dec 28, 2018
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Amid continuing political and legal battles about the insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits,” the Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a closely watched case stemming from water damage to a St. Lucie County home.

Sherry Krol

Florida residents hoping to protect their homes from storms are running out of time to buy flood insurance before hurricane season.

File Photo / The St. Augustine Record

Update 9:50 a.m. 9/1: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has canceled the floodplain map open house scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall due to inclement weather as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. The open house scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, will still take place. Additional meetings will bescheduled in the near future.  

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flooded car
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TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — As thousands of coastal residents worry about higher flood-insurance rates, an effort to attract more private insurers to offer flood coverage in Florida may go back to the start of the Senate review process.

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