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Did you evacuate your home due to the Texas winter storms? Your insurance, or FEMA, might cover your costs

It’s important to call your insurance agent and check what your policy does and doesn’t cover. If it’s not covered by insurance, the federal government could help.

Thousands of Texans fled to hotels or outside of the region to escape the days-long power outages, water issues and other problems that cascaded across the state as winter storms rolled through the area. 

Now, many are trying to recover. 

If you or your family had to evacuate your home due to storm damage, and you have insurance, your policy might cover your costs, officials with the Texas Department of Insurance say.

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FEMA flood insurance rates could spike for some, new study shows

With a major overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program just months away, new data released Monday by the First Street Foundation suggests hundreds of thousands of homeowners in the riskiest locations across America could face massive rate hikes starting in October.

The Brooklyn, New York-based research group estimates the average rate needs to more than quadruple on the nation’s most flood-prone homes under the ongoing effort to make the federal flood insurance program solvent and ensure homeowners most at risk are paying their fair share.

First Street data projects that the majority of homeowners won’t see big rate changes,

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