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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:01 PM

Trump's cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes: group

Source: Reuters

POLITICS | Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 5:11pm EDT

Trump's cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes: group

By Suzanne Barlyn

A proposal by the Trump administration to cut $190 million in funding for updating U.S. maps of flood-prone areas would trigger higher insurance rates or more homebuilding in risky locations, a consumer group said on Monday.

Flood-mapping provides important details about where it is safe to build, whether flood insurance is needed and how to price coverage, Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America, said in a statement.

Slashing funding for the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) retooling of U.S. flood maps will lead to relying on old maps and construction in areas that are now flood prone, or hiking insurance premiums to pay for new maps, Hunter said.

The White House 2018 budget, unveiled last Thursday, would eliminate a $190 million "discretionary appropriation" for the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) updating of U.S. flood maps and "explore other more effective and fair means of funding flood mapping efforts."

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16R2FT

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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:51 AM

1. $190 million is what we pay to guard Trump Tower for six months

Tons of people are going to get screwed because Melania Trump hates her husband.

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