Legislators ask for delay in flood insurance increases

Homeowners in Connecticut hit hard by recent increases in flood insurance rates may be getting some help. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Richard Blumenthal are

Flood insurance premiums for many people are skyrocketing as the result of changes to the Federal Flood Insurance Program.

Flood insurance premiums for many people are skyrocketing as the result of changes to the Federal Flood Insurance Program. (2/7/14)

STRATFORD - Homeowners in Connecticut hit hard by recent increases in flood insurance rates may be getting some help. 

Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Richard Blumenthal are calling on the House to delay major increases in flood insurance that they say could cripple homeowners.

Flood insurance premiums for many people are skyrocketing as the result of changes to the Federal Flood Insurance Program. The change could impact homeowners along the coast, creeks, rivers or ponds. 

The measure, which already passed in the Senate with bipartisan support, would delay the increases while the flood maps are reexamined and a more affordable solution is developed.

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