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April 04, 2024 | In The News

“We are discouraged!” 4 US lawmakers tell FEMA to return insurance discount

FOX 4 — Sen. Rick Scott and other politicians are urging FEMA to review its decision to end a 25% discount on flood insurance.

The county announced late last week that FEMA chose to eliminate the discount for unincorporated Lee County residents, along with residents of several cities and towns in the county.

In a letter from Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Byron Donalds and Rep. Greg Steube, the politicians are also urging FEMA to “honor the original discounts and meet with local leaders to remedy any issues and keep NFIP [National Flood Insurance Program’s] discounts in place.”

FEMA claims a large amount of unpermitted work, a lack of documentation and a failure to properly monitor activity in special flood hazard areas since Hurricane Ian are some of the reasons why the discount is going away.