Kiggans, Colleagues Work to Keep Shoreline Communities Safe

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02) announced she has joined Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03) in introducing the Prevent Environmental Hazards Act, legislation that would expand the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to cover long-term erosion and advance collapse payments.

The Commonwealth of Virginia is regularly struck by hurricanes and tropical storms, with shoreline communities being deeply affected by flooding in past and recent years. Virginia’s coastal zone includes 5,000 miles of tidal shoreline and is home to nearly 60% of Virginia’s population total. 

“Preserving Virginia’s beautiful coastline and the many homes and businesses on our shores is critical for our environment and our economy,” said Congresswoman Kiggans. “I am proud to help introduce legislation to adjust the National Flood Insurance Program to account for chronic erosion so we can help keep our shoreline communities safe and thriving for decades to come. I thank Congressman Murphy for his dedication to this important issue and look forward to working with him to move our bipartisan bill forward.”

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