Rates imposed by the 2012 law are particularly high in older coastal communities in states such as Florida, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey and have put a damper on home sales.
Springfield has received a settlement of $25 million in federal disaster aid for damages caused by a tornado that struck the city in 2011.
Legislation backed by Attorney General Martha Coakley and state House Speaker Robert DeLeo aims to soften the impact of new federal flood insurance rules on some homeowners.
Because of Hurricane Sandy, FEMA is redrawing the floodplain maps up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
The Hurricane Center is forecasting an extremely active season this year.
Trying to stay positive here………The Patriots outscored the Jaguars Good thing they weren’t playing the Sisters of Notre Dame…..they would have lost. And one other positive story, John Kerry will be leaving Massachusetts for a new job. Kerry is the most disingenuous, do-nothing politician I’ve ever encountered and I have to say BHO got THIS ONE right. See ya JFK!!
Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.
When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms