• Not sure where you got your information on flood insurance. I write insurance on the coast and can say with no hesitation, flood DOES NOT CEASE to offer coverage once a named storm is in the Gulf. All flood policies, unless there is a lien or closing, have a standard 30-day waiting period. If there is a named storm in the Gulf, I can still submit your application and premium payment, but the policy will not be effective for thirty days.

    June 29, 2010 at 3:58 p.m.
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    JIM HIGHTOWER ONCE SAID: Politicians and Diapers both need to be changed often, and for the same reason! He also said: the water won't clear up until we get the hogs out of the creek? I would like to echo those sentiments, especially the HOG part.Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., raised a procedural objection that the measure would add to the federal deficit. Unable to resolve his objections, the Senate recessed. Democrats said they will seek a cloture vote Monday night that would limit debate and end Coburn's threatened filibuster, and prompt an up-or-down vote. But they will need the vote of at least one of the 41 Republican senators. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners and renters in nearly 20,000 communities across the U.S. Most flood insurance is acquired through the national program. Federally regulated lenders require borrowers whose properties are in high-risk flood zones to carry the insurance. Consumers with existing policies will not be affected and therefore will not see any interruption in their payments, said Rachel Racusen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A unit of FEMA manages the program.

    June 29, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.