Flood Insurance http://wesa.fm en Senator: Loan Bank For Flood Zone Homes Faces Long Odds http://wesa.fm/post/senator-loan-bank-flood-zone-homes-faces-long-odds <p>The one idea state lawmakers heard to help homeowners facing rising flood insurance rates may have been a dud.<br /><br />A Lycoming County floodplain manager told lawmakers in January: If you want a long-term way to help flood zone property owners, set up a loan bank.<br /><br />Fran McJunkin said the state was in the perfect position to provide low-cost loans to people trying to flood-proof their homes.<br /> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 27891 at http://wesa.fm Hearing to Wade Into How a Federal Law Has Affected Flood Insurance Rates http://wesa.fm/post/hearing-wade-how-federal-law-has-affected-flood-insurance-rates <p>The implications of a federal law on flood insurance rates will be the topic of an upcoming hearing in Harrisburg.<br /><br />A 2012 law designed to make property owners pay for the risk of living in high flood hazard areas has resulted in swift increases to flood insurance premiums.<br /><br />Republican state Sen. Gene Yaw of Lycoming County said it’s likely many Pennsylvanians living near a river have already seen the higher rates. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:38:57 +0000 Mary Wilson 23112 at http://wesa.fm