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Governor Scott asks for flood insurance fix

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Governor Rick Scott came to Tampa Bay area Tuesday to call for an immediate fix to the national flood insurance rate hikes.

He will speak Tuesday at the Pinellas Realtors Organization Headquarters on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.

Related story: 09/26/2013 Flood insurance hike could be big problem for Hillsborough

Pinellas County is the hardest hit county in the nation, with 33,000 homes affected by the flood insurance rate increases.

Related story: 09/27/2013 Tampa Bay area residents to rally against rising flood rates

The Biggert-Waters act removes federal subsidies for flood insurance rates. The new rates go into effect today.

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