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Twice last year, tens of thousands of visitors were ordered to leave the Florida Keys when far-off tropical storms threatened. Both Fay and Ike wound up as little more than blustery side-swipes.

This year, Monroe County may not be as quick to pull the evacuation trigger.

While they stress public safety remains top priority, the county’s emergency management chief and top administrator are considering tweaking the long-standing policy Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2009) – To properly address coastal insurance issues there must be an appropriate balance between the private insurance sector and the government that avoids encouraging risky behavior in disaster-prone areas. That is what the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) today told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a field hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. titled “The Homeowners’ Insurance Read the rest of this entry »