Mayor Bill Foster asks FL Cabinet to delay flood insurance increase

7:08 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster was in Tallahassee Tuesday pleading with members of the Florida Cabinet to force a delay in rate increases for federal flood insurance.

Starting Oct. 1, some homeowners could pay quadruple their current rate.

RELATED: Floridians facing huge rate hikes for federal flood insurance

Foster told Cabinet members the rate hikes would have a devastating impact in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.

SEE ALSO: Homeowners face flood insurance crisis in Pinellas County

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