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On Friday, December 2, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier hosted an insurance roundtable discussion with representatives from more than 25 insurance companies operating in Florida. Hosted at the conclusion of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, CFO Atwater and Commissioner Altmaier invited the insurance industry as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency to engage in a public conversation about the successes and challenges related to the first two storms Florida has faced—Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew— in more than ten years.
Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew were at the forefront of discussion Friday as insurance company executives and field experts joined local and state officials in St. Augustine for a post-mortem of the 2016 hurricane season, which came to a close Wednesday. The two storms marked the end of Florida’s decade-long hurricane-free streak.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater met with city and county officials Friday afternoon at the Funky Pelican hoping to resolve any outstanding insurance concerns arising in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.