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Elected officials head to Washington, D.C. over flood insurance rates

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New Orleans, La.- People worried their flood insurance premiums will skyrocket may get help from a trip to Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Elected leaders from parishes all over southeast Louisiana plan to go to Washington, D.C. to give Louisiana's congressional delegation an earful.

They're upset the federal subsidy on flood insurance has gone away because of the federal "Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act."

The law could force flood insurance premiums to jump as much as 25 percent for some home and business owners.

People taking the trip to Washington D.C. include New Orleans city council members Kristen Palmer and James Gray.

Parish presidents from Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Tammany, Lafourche and St. John also plan to go.

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