Palazzo Votes to Remove Private Flood Insurance Barriers

Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act

IBHS Joins in Celebrating Historic New Building Code Law In Mississippi

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) joined representatives from the insurance industry, housing industry, Mississippi Department of Insurance, and members of the state Legislature on Apr. 2 to celebrate the ceremonial signing by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant of a new law that will strengthen building safety in the state. The landmark legislation (SB 2378) creating a state building code law, which will help improve public safety, make homes stronger and protect property values


Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4) this week spoke on the House floor as part of continuing efforts to draw attention to the need for flood insurance reform and dispel myths about the homeowners affected by rising flood insurance rates

Register For Federal Disaster Assistance Even If You Have Insurance

ATLANTA - September 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hurricane Isaac survivors in Mississippi who had property losses in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson or Pearl River counties should register for federal disaster assistance even if they have insurance.


Jackson - August 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- When packing up to evacuate the coast Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney urges homeowners to take steps to protect their homes until the danger of Tropical Storm Isaac has passed and they can return

Town of Utica Makes Flood Insurance Available to its Residents and Property Owners

ATLANTA, GA - February 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The town of Utica in Hinds County, Miss. is now a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which means those living and working in the town can purchase federally-underwritten flood insurance.

Wicker Introduces Flood Insurance Reform to Provide Certainty for Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced the Consumer Option for an Alternative System to Allocate Losses (COASTAL) Act to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by using increased data during the claims process. Wicker’s legislation would provide greater certainty to homeowners and the insurance market, ensuring certain losses from future storms are settled in a timely and equitable manner

MID stresses checking Flood and Homeowners Policies for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Jackson, MS - May 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- While other parts of the state are dealing with the aftermath of the flooding and tornado natural disasters, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney and the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) remind coastal Mississippians that hurricane season begins in a little over a week. Preparations for a forecasted active, 2011 Hurricane season need to begin now, during National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 22-28, 2011.

Stay Fire Smart During Extreme Temperatures

Jackson, MS - February 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the temperature falls to sub-freezing levels in Mississippi, the risk of someone dying in a fire increases significantly. Careless or improper uses of heating sources continue to be the second leading cause of fire deaths in the state. Ten of the eighty-one fire deaths in 2010 were attributed to heating sources. Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney cautions all Mississippians that heating safety should become a high priority in all homes

Protect Your Home and Family Before, During and After the Holidays

Jackson MS - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As family and friends gather to celebrate the season Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney encourages all Mississippians to take the time to contemplate potential fire hazards, home mishaps and understand how your insurance might apply

Early Home and Insurance Preparation Key to Protecting Lives and Property from Tropical Storm

Jackson, MI - July 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tropical Storm Bonnie, though not predicted to make direct landfall in Mississippi, can still cause damage with heavy rains, high winds and storm surge expected along the coast this weekend. The Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) reminds everyone that preparation in advance of a storm can help save lives and property and can prevent unpleasant insurance surprises

National Flood Insurance Program Extended

PEARL, MS - July 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- President Barak Obama signed the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2010 which Congress passed yesterday. This now extends the NFIP through September 30 and is retroactive to cover the lapse period which began June 1

Free Rebuilding Advice Offered By FEMA

CLINTON, MS - May 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing to offer free rebuilding and disaster-resistance advice to Mississippi residents

Get Homes and Insurance Ready for Hurricane Ida

Jackson, MS - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) reminds everyone that preparation in advance of a storm can help save lives and property and can prevent unpleasant insurance surprises should Hurricane Ida take aim at the state.

KEEP WARM, KEEP SAFE! Risks of Home Heating Fires Rise as Temperatures Drop

Jackson, MS - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- With temperatures in Mississippi forecasted to fall into the 30’s and 40’s this week, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney urges the public to be mindful of the fire risks associated with home heating.



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.


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