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Simmons wants state solution on flood rates if Congress doesn't act

Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, reasons that if Florida pulled out of the national flood insurance program that it could prompt Congress to act on the issue. Photo by Bill Cotterell.

Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, wants private insurance companies to step in and write flood insurance premiums as an alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program in reaction to a 2012 federal law hiking rates for thousands of Florida homeowners.

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