Local group 'Stop FEMA Now' gets results in Washington as insurance overhaul is halted

Lawmakers in Washington have halted a federal overhaul

Lawmakers in Washington have halted a federal overhaul of the nation's flood insurance program that would have raised rates for many homeowners still trying to rebuild after Sandy. (March 5, 2014 11:17 PM)

Lawmakers in Washington have halted a federal overhaul of the nation's flood insurance program that would have raised rates for many homeowners still trying to rebuild after Sandy.

Thousands with damaged or destroyed homes were facing a federal law from 2012 meant to raise premiums based on flood risk.

Skyrocketing rates prompted a grassroots effort called "Stop FEMA Now," which is targeting...

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