Ten states and scores of local governments sue FEMA over higher flood insurance rates


Floodwater surrounds a house on September 01, 2021 in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana. Hurricane Ida made landfall as a powerful Category 4 bringing flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast.

The states – from the Gulf Coast, the west and Midwest – along with dozens of municipalities are trying to block rate hikes under the National Flood Insurance Program.

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