Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Whitfield Applauds Passage of H.R. 3370 Act

ed whitfield 300Representative Ed WhitfieldWASHINGTON (3/5/14) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, voted in favor of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, which ensures flood insurance rates will remain affordable for homeowners throughout Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District and across the nation.

The legislation requires the Federal Emergency Management Administration to complete an affordability study and delays the implementation of flood insurance rate increases until two years after completion of the study.

The delay applies to all primary properties that were built to code and later remapped into a higher risk area and all properties that purchased a new policy after July 6, 2012.

For those who purchased a new primary residence after July 6, 2012, they will continue to receive the same treatment as the previous owner.

The affordability study ensures that as FEMA implements reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, Congress continues to stay informed and that homeowners are not faced with unimaginable and unaffordable rate increases.

H.R. 3370 provides additional protections by allowing FEMA to reimburse policyholders who successfully appeal a new map determination, and establishes a Flood Insurance Rate Map Advocate to educate and provide assistance to policy holders and local communities.

“The people I serve need this legislation and cannot afford to wait any longer while FEMA continues to implement excessive rate increases,“ said Whitfield. “I hope the United States Senate will move quickly on this bill so that it can be signed into law.”

Learn more about the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Representative Ed Whitfield

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,677.90
+216.58 (1.32%)    
2 S&P 1,950.82
+23.71 (1.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,452.79
+69.94 (1.60%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

GREENVILLE, Ky. (10/23/14) ― The following fines were recently handed down in Muhlenberg District Court. Ronald… Read More

Closure on Kentucky 787 Near McCracken-Marshall County Line Starting Oct. 27

MCCRACKEN-MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (10/24/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Kentucky… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 6511

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4332

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 21, 2014 3375

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 18, 2014 3286

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 2815

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 2480

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 2429

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 20, 2014 2260

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2254

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 2199

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 23, 2014 2199

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1630

Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Minor

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1162

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 23, 2014 1107

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 23, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1025

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Lisa Miller
October 22, 2014 853

Build, Go and Grow Regional Entrepreneurship…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Patricia Wiles
October 23, 2014 707

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week –…

in Local (Hopkinsville) Top News by Paul Ray
October 22, 2014 647

Come Monster Mash at the Museum This Saturday

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
October 23, 2014 642

America Should Not Go Greek in the Bathroom

in General News For All Sites by Dr. Glenn Mollette
October 23, 2014 622

Vocational Rehabilitation Seeks Public Input Nov.…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss