Fort Pierce – Friday September 1, 2023: This week on In Focus, with IRSC Public Media, the impact of Hurricane Idalia on the home insurance market, and on manatees.

With Florida getting slammed again by another hurricane, homeowners are bracing to get hit again by another increase in their home insurance premiums. But Caroline Melear, of R Street Finance says, not so fast.

Caroline is a fellow on R Street’s Insurance team. She’s a Florida resident and an expert on the home insurance market here. She points out that Hurricane Idalia has not done as much damage as Ian did last year, and the Legislature has finally stepped up and passed new laws that have improved the home insurance market.

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Listen to the interview here.