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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Chambliss and Isakson support flood measure

Camie Young

Camie Young

A year after Georgia’s historic floods, the state’s U.S. senators were glad to take part in the bipartisan passage of a bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.

The measure, which U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson co-sponsored, extends the program through Sept. 30, 2011.

“Flood insurance is critically important for the stability of the housing industry and to those Americans seeking this coverage as they purchase a home,” Isakson said in a press release.

“I’m pleased we were successful in passing a one-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, which is critical for businesses and homeowners in areas prone to flooding,” said Chambliss. “The recent practice of passing short-term extensions provided unnecessary uncertainty for those who rely on the program.”

Commissioner to meet with constituents

People who want to sound off to Gwinnett’s District 3 commissioner have the opportunity this weekend.

Mike Beaudreau, whose district includes eastern Gwinnett, including the cities of Snellville, Loganville, Grayson, Dacula and Auburn, will host his monthly Meetings with Mike Saturday.

He will meet with constituents from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Harbins Park pavilion at 2995 Luke Edwards Road in Dacula.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.