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Gulf Coast Live: Local Impacts of Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act / Drug Related Deaths on Decline in Florida

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 went into effect Oct. 1.  The law is intended to close the National Flood Insurance Program’s $24 billion deficit by phasing in a series of rate increases.  However, without action by Congress to delay the law, many Southwest Florida property owners will see exorbitant increases in their flood insurance rates.  We’ll explore efforts to mitigate the law’s adverse effects on property owners, the local economy, and the recovery of the housing market.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and State Attorney General’s Office recently released the 2012 Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons report which finds that drug related deaths are on the decline.  Deaths related to prescription drug use are experiencing the greatest decline.  We’ll explore local drug use trends and what’s behind the decline.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
Click here to go to the show’s page

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