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Dougherty family's flood insurance rate quadruples

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County couple says their home flood insurance premium has quadrupled.

Since FEMA flood maps were updated, David and Angela Fuller say their premium jumped from $296 to more than $1,200 a year.

That's because their home on Hollis Drive is now designated as a higher risk category.

Fuller said "Of course we started to just not pay the premium. Just getting laid off in December, and you get this two months later. That's a pretty big jump, 800 bucks. But we decided to, in the end, we decided we better do it."

The Fuller's say they will contact FEMA to see if they can get their home a better risk rating, but they warn other South Georgians to be on the lookout for possible rate increases as well.

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