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So Called Blue Tarp Bills Taking Affect Do Not Apply to Flood Insurance

Concerns raised about state statues taking effect as of September 1st that would lessen penalties to insurance companies in certain circumstances will not affect most victims of Hurricane Harvey according to Sondra Brown of Gulf Coast Legal Aide.

Senate Bill 10 and House Bill 1774 do affect windstorm and homeowners insurance but not flood insurance according to Brown.

Flood insurance is administered through the federal government and is not subject to state law, Brown says.


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