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Decisions such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency?s to delay charging market rates for policies sold in certain areas under the deficit-ridden National Flood Insurance Program, could become more common, an insurer group said.

An official of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America warned that extensions like the two-year delay are likely to be the rule rather than the exception, at least until legislation as proposed Read the rest of this entry »

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WASHINGTON?Congress? inability to renew the National Flood Insurance Program has potentially dire consequences, Federal flood agency management officials warned.

The NFIP was allowed to expire Sunday when a congressional appropriations bill that included the program was held up by Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Kentucky.

According to a memo written by officials of the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration/Risk Insurance Division, Read the rest of this entry »

Federal officials say they will soon begin sending money to people in 17 counties who lost homes and businesses to last week?s floods.

In addition, federal officials added another five counties to a list of nine that are eligible to receive grants to repair roads and other damaged infrastructures.

In a third move, state labor officials said workers in eight Georgia counties are eligible for disaster unemployment assistance.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government could end up repeating mistakes seen after Hurricane Katrina without a better plan for housing people after a catastrophe, the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog told lawmakers Wednesday.

Richard Skinner, DHS’s inspector general, said at a House Homeland Security hearing that the agency still relies too heavily on temporary mobile homes, and it doesn’t have a coordinated plan for more quickly Read the rest of this entry »

HOUSTON (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied nearly 650,000 applications for housing aid after Hurricane Ike hit southeast Texas, finding that nearly 90 percent of all claimants were ineligible for FEMA help.

Those rejected and their attorneys say the inspectors are unqualified or poorly trained and the inspection system is flawed in ways that withhold help from deserving people. FEMA says the numbers reflect a widespread Read the rest of this entry »

HOUSTON (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied nearly 650,000 applications for housing aid after Hurricane Ike hit southeast Texas, finding that nearly 90 percent of all claimants were ineligible for FEMA help.

Those rejected and their attorneys say the inspectors are unqualified or poorly trained and the inspection system is flawed in ways that withhold help from deserving people. FEMA says the numbers reflect a widespread Read the rest of this entry »

HOUSTON (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied nearly 650,000 applications for housing aid after Hurricane Ike hit southeast Texas, finding that nearly 90 percent of all claimants were ineligible for FEMA help.

Those rejected and their attorneys say the inspectors are unqualified or poorly trained and the inspection system is flawed in ways that withhold help from deserving people. FEMA says the numbers reflect a widespread Read the rest of this entry »