U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Gulfport took to the floor of the House of Representatives this week 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.
“There are those who have said these people are just a bunch of wealthy, waterfront homeowners,” Palazzo said. “That’s simply not true. I can tell you that is not the case in my district. I’m hearing from teachers, veterans, fishermen, people who work at the shipyards in support of our Navy. These are everyday Americans, some of whom live 50 or 100 miles or more inland.