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
PALAZZO: WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT WEALTHY, WATERFRONT HOMEOWNERS
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.
MID URGES COAST HOMEOWNERS TO PROTECT PROPERTY BEFORE EVACUATING
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.
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