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Updated: 11/11/2013 01:41:12PM

Buchanan hears flood of rate concerns

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SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD
U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, listens to the concerns of nearly 100 homeowners about skyrocketing flood insurance rates, caused by the Biggert-Waters Reform Act of 2012, on Friday in Sarasota.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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SARASOTA COUNTY — U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan spent the better part of Friday afternoon hearing the stories of how skyrocketing flood insurance rates will likely affect homeowners in Sarasota and Manatee counties, and vowed to help lead an effort to address the problem through new legislation.

Nearly 100 people crammed into the Dan McClure Auditorium at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport to voice their concerns with the increases, which are due to the Biggert-Waters Reform Act of 2012.

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