National Flood Insurance Program

Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/04/2013 at 2:43PM

Flood zone residents can rest easy for now ‑ as impending increases in flood insurance have been put on the backburner. Congressmembers Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries co-sponsored the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Care Act of 2013, legislation meant to address the flood insurance rate increase and “keep residents from being priced out of our [...]

Residents protest flood insurance hikes
Residents protest flood insurance hikes
South Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 4:37PM

Skyrocketing flood insurance rates could “do more to destroy the community than any storm has ever done,” say hundreds of residents who came out to protest the looming costs. In July 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which called on agencies such as FEMA to change the way the National Flood Insurance [...]

Amendment would delay flood insurance premium increases
Amendment would delay flood insurance premium increases
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/14/2013 at 5:08PM

A new amendment will help Sandy victims avoid drowning in flood insurance premium increases—at least for several years to come. Senator Charles Schumer announced his support for an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that delays increases for those with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coverage in communities affected by updated FEMA flood maps [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]