Residents set against TWIA rate hike

Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 13:32:22-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It has been a packed house at the Omni Hotel Tuesday.

That's where the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board is meeting to discuss a possible rate hike.

More than 100 people showed up today to voice their concerns about the proposed rate hike with signs and pins showing their dissatisfaction.

It was a standing room only until leaders eventually made more space for everyone by opening the room next door.

Elected officials and dozens of coastal bend residents were in attendance.

One resident says they traveled from Port Lavaca to attend.

This conversation about the 5 percent rate increase is being proposed by the TWIA board.

It would affect 14 counties along the coast. Some call it coastal discrimination.

Most attendees were not in favor of the rate hike.

“It should've been prepared for. There's overwhelming presence outside that's not been able to come in” said one concerned resident.

“There's also people leaving already and left who have not been able to come in."

There is still no word from TWIA on what their decision is. That meeting started at 8:30 a.m. and is still going on. KRIS 6 News will keep up with and updates.