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Florida's Home Insurance Crisis and a Petition to Curb Expanding the Vero Beach Marina

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From left: Mark Friedlander, Karen Marcil, and Leslie Tilley

Fort Pierce - Friday August 5, 2022: Welcome to In Focus with IRSC Public Media. This week we welcome Mark Friedlander, a spokesman for the Insurance Information Institute, a nonpartisan group in New York that is focused on insurance research.

He says the home insurance crisis in Florida has gotten worse, not better since lawmakers passed bills to try and address the problem in special session this past May and the state is now facing the largest mass failure of home insurers in U.S. history

Learn more about the Insurance Information Institute on their website at: https://www.iii.org/https://www.iii.org/.

Then we'll talk with Karen Marcil, the President of the Vero Beach Preservation Alliance and Leslie Tilley the Secretary Treasurer of the organization. The group just formed in April of this year with the goal of stopping what they call "the massive expansion" of the Vero Beach Marina which they fear will have a negative impact on the Indian River Lagoon and the surrounding residential neighborhood.

The Preservation Alliance is calling on Vero Beach residents to sign a petition in support of limiting the size of the Marina's expansion and placing that requirement up for a vote on the November ballot.

You can sign the referendum petition and learn more about the Vero Beach Preservation Alliance on their website at: https://vbpreservationalliance.org/.