EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Some metro east residents get a temporary reprieve from F.E.M.A’s higher flood insurance rates.  

Congressman John Shimkus says the U.S. House passed  the Flood Insurance Reform Act.

“This delays the flood insurance rate increase for five years while we get the levees up to FEMA standards” said Congressman Shimkus.

Madison, St. Clair and Monroe County residents passed a sales tax to make levee repairs. 

F.E.M.A’s new flood maps had threatened homeowners, who previously did not have to purchase flood insurance,  with high rates.

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