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Major changes in federal flood insurance program urged by U.S. Senate panel

Congress has spent more than six years avoiding its responsibility to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, using a series of stopgap bills to extend the life of the program that has issued nearly 5 million policies.

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The billion-dollar industry between you and FEMA's flood insurance

Cutting payments to brokers, or selling policies directly to consumers, could save millions. FEMA says it’s not quite that straightforward.
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New Pennsylvania task force to increase accessibility to flood insurance

Officials say climate change is speeding up the need for more people to get insured against flooding. Only 51,000 Pa. households are covered now.
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Coastal New Jersey homeowners lack flood insurance despite rising seas, report says

A gap in flood insurance coverage leaves millions at risk as the frequency and severity of extreme weather events increase across the Northeast, the report notes.
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Government shutdown may hurt home sales in flood-prone areas

Congress funds a flood insurance program that many home buyers in risky areas rely on. The money is about to run out, a real estate trade group warned.
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Smith Island is at risk from climate change, but home sales are surging

Maryland’s iconic Smith Island faces one of the nation’s most dire forecasts for rising seas, but real estate is booming.

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State Farm won’t insure California homes, wildfires and rebuild costs

State Farm said it will no longer accept homeowner insurance applications in California, pointing to growing “catastrophe exposure” and the high cost to rebuild.
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