Flood insurance rate hike fight goes on, despite gov't shutdown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Despite the government shutdown, lawmakers from Louisiana say their fight against a flood insurance rate hike will go on.

A meeting scheduled with FEMA Tuesday to address the rising flood rates has been put on hold because of the shutdown in Washington D.C.

Senator Mary Landrieu said at a press conference that she and several lawmakers, including David Vitter, are still dedicated to finding a solution.

Last week the bipartisan group passed legislation to delay a bill set to go into effect now that could force flood insurance rates to double, triple and even go up ten-fold for some.

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