Congress: Floridians frustrated by flood-insurance hike


Despite a stream of angry complaints from Floridians and coastal residents across the country, steep rate hikes for flood insurance are likely to continue at least into next year.

Attempts to delay or roll back the increases, which amount to thousands of dollars a year for many residents and businesses in low-lying areas, have run into stiff resistance in Congress.

Frustrated Florida lawmakers, eager to mollify constituents and the real-estate industry back home, plan to launch a legislative attack to delay the new rates when Congress returns from a two-week Thanksgiving break Dec. 9.

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