Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country. A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters. Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.
MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR MARCH STORMS
Tornadoes, Severe Storms Destroyed or Damaged More Than 150 Homes across State
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), along with U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), and Michael Guest (R-Miss.) today requested that President Joe Biden approve Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’ request for federal major disaster...
HYDE-SMITH INTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT FLOOD INSURANCE POLICYHOLDERS
Measure Would Give Policyholders Options in New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 Flood Insurance Rate Scheme
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today introduced legislation to give policyholders more options as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares for a nationwide implementation of its new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premium rate structure this week.
The Homeowner Flood Insurance...
HYDE-SMITH ISSUES THANKSGIVING MESSAGE
“Our Recovery from the Pandemic has Taught Us Not to Take for Granted Our Ability to Freely Gather with Those Most Important to Us.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued a statement to commemorate Thanksgiving, marking progress in pandemic recovery and calling on Mississippians to recommit to sharing their bounty with those in need.
“I hope this Thanksgiving...
Sun Herald, Biloxi
With questions for FEMA, MS senators fight to halt April flood insurance hike. Here’s how.
By Gautama Mehta
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith today introduced a bill to protect homeowners from flood insurance rate hikes resulting from a planned overhaul of the National Flood...
Bill aims to protect flood insurance policy holders from rate hike
Today, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith introduced a bill to protect flood insurance policyholders.
On Friday, a new rate structure for the National Flood Insurance Program takes effect.
For many people, the...
Marco Rubio Backs Cindy Hyde Smith’s Homeowner Flood Insurance Transparency and Protection Act
By Kevin Derby
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s, R-Miss., “Homeowner Flood Insurance Transparency and Protection Act.”
Congressional Record (Senate - May 09, 2019)
Mr. President, I also rise to speak on behalf of thousands of Mississippians who have been affected by catastrophic flooding and other natural disasters this year. Their plight and the unmet
commitment made to them long ago provide us an...