Flood insurance bill passes with Palazzo amendment

The bill does not directly address wind damage, which has roiled the Gulf Coast since Katrina, when residents were left fighting insurers over "wind vs. water" claims. Insurers denied many claims for wind damage, saying that the damage was caused by water — covered by the federal flood program.

Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., authored an amendment, approved by the House, which would allow claimants access to engineering reports or other data used to determine whether property damage from the FEMA administrator or other flood insurance providers.

Miami Herald

Posted July 13, 2011 - 12:21 pm

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