New program helps Florida residents prepare for hurricane season

The Prepare Florida program will help residents of the state take measures to protect themselves before a major storm hits. Taking action prior to hurricane season can be important because hurricanes can often form and make landfall with little warning. Ideally, Florida residents will have an emergency kit that will make it possible to organize financial and other information in one place. The program also offers advice about how to find insurance and how to file a claim.

Flood program receives another extension

Florida residents may be interested to know that the U.S. House of Representatives approved on May 30 a short-term continuation of the flood insurance program through June 14. This was after the House failed to reauthorize the program as part of a $19 billion disaster aid bill. The same broader bill has already been cleared in the Senate. If it passed the House, it would have kept the program going until Sept. 30.

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