Cape Coral mayor provides update on FEMA flood insurance

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter says he and Lee County officials are asking for more time before FEMA removes the flood insurance discount for residents.

During Gunter’s press conference Tuesday he explained one of the primary objectives of the meeting was to clarify FEMA’s requirements on its community rating system.

“FEMA has supplied city staff with some, but not all, the requested backup material we asked for to assist us in illustrating our compliance,” said Gunter.

Gunter then noted that FEMA will maintain an open line of communication with Cape Coral leadership. Gunter explained how important that communication will be moving forward with FEMA.

“To facilitate this communication, FEMA has presented us with a dedicated point of contact who is committed to meet regularly with our city staff,” said Gunter. “Our hope is that this collaboration will help us address any issues promptly and effectively, help streamline our communication and help us navigate the process more efficiently.”

Gunter explained how vital the next month is for this process.

“These next 30 days are critical for our city staff to stay the course. We are committed to meeting deadlines and fulfilling our obligations,” said Gunter. “I want to assure the community that I am continually working closely with our state and federal legislature to secure any necessary support or assistance for the City of Cape Coral.”

The full press conference is at the top of the article.

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