Archive for October 2019

Home Insurance Check Up

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Have you ever had an insurer tell you that they won’t cover a loss to due an exclusion you didn’t even know was in your policy? United Policyholders, a non-profit whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and a respected voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50…

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Monroe County to host 11th Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit

7 Mile Bridge

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact is a decade-old partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties, to work collaboratively to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions, implement adaptation strategies, and build climate resilience within their own communities and across the Southeast Florida region. This is Monroe County’s turn to host the annual summit which…

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CFO Jimmy Patronis Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor has appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As a fourth-generation Floridian, I know…

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National Institute of Building Sciences mitigation study


More than a decade after releasing its original report on mitigation in 2005, the National Institute of Building Sciences began a multi-year study on natural hazard mitigation. Since then, the Institute has released a series of reports as it completes its findings. In January 2019, the Institute issued the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2018 Interim Report. The 2018…

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NFIP extended until November 21

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It’s deja vu all over again! For the 13th time since it was set to be reauthorized in 2017, Congress and President Trump have approved another short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until November 21, 2019. This summer Congress extended the NFIP until the end of September as part of a disaster aid bill.…

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