Homeowners insurance rates drop in East Feliciana Parish
JACKSON - Homeowners insurance is cheaper in East Feliciana Parish after some parish fire departments improved their fire ratings.
People in Jackson and Wilson will see their rates drop with the average household expected to save about $130 a year.
The Jackson Fire Chief gives credit to new equipment, more manpower and better access to water for the improved rating.
He says the savings will cover the cost of a property tax that pays the department.
"It will be a good decrease to your insurance rates and more than pays for the property tax," said Fire Chief Richard Dudley.
People say the relief to their wallets could not come at a better time.
"The economy is low and I would say any dollar that could be lowered would help us in this parish," said Jackson resident Sandy Smith. "Our men here in East Feliciana work hard, they deserve a break."
The reduced rates take effect July 6.
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