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Increasing flood insurance addressed by Secretary of State

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BECKLEY -

The cost of flood insurance is skyrocketing in West Virginia.   

Tuesday, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant paid a visit to the southern part of the state to host a roundtable discussion on the topic.

According to Tennant, thousands of homeowners in the state could see premium hikes in their flood insurance because of a 2011 law.

Tennant said concern over rising flood insurance rates is among the top issues she hears about from residents of the state.   

She claims premiums could rise as much as 10 times under the 2011 Flood Insurance Reform Act.

The roundtable discussion is set for 10 a.m., Tuesday at Pasquales restaurant in Beckley.