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2011 July - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for July, 2011

Homeowner Frustrated With FEMA Flood Insurance

Homeowner Frustrated With FEMA Flood Insurance News from KMGH Denver: Related To Story POSTED: 5:28 pm MDT July 29, 2011 UPDATED: 6:53 pm MDT July 29, 2011 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Recent rains flooded Michael Gonzales’ home in Lakewood. The carpet in his basement was saturated with water. His home is in the 100 year floodplain, [...]

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Levee improvements could save Ore. town money

Levee improvements could save Ore. town money News from The Seattle Times:MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. — The levee system along the Walla Walla River is badly in need of repair in one Eastern Oregon town, costing homeowners a flood insurance premium until the system is fixed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped certifying the levee system [...]

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New flood plain maps have residents upset at mandatory insurance

New flood plain maps have residents upset at mandatory insurance News from WWMT: WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Many people in West Michigan are dealing with minor flooding on Friday, but as we’ve seen in years past, major floods can hit the region. In September of 2008 high waters decimated parts of Kalamazoo County and [...]

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FEMA changes course, agrees to pay for Holliston flood map study

FEMA changes course, agrees to pay for Holliston flood map study News from MetroWest Daily News: A federal agency that oversees flood maps has agreed to pay for a Lake Winthrop study – potentially appeasing frustrated homeowners who believe old data has forced them to buy extra insurance and adhere to building restrictions. “Why should [...]

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Flood battler warns of insurance crisis

Flood battler warns of insurance crisis News from Worcester News: Flood battler warns of insurance crisis 9:00pm Wednesday 27th July 2011 AS many as 5,000 families could see their home insurance premiums rocket, a leading flood campaigner is warning. Homeowners in the county’s high flood risk areas face steep rises on their home insurance bills [...]

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Baxter County Environmental Committee gives quietus to flood insurance talks

Baxter County Environmental Committee gives quietus to flood insurance talks News from Baxter Bulletin: … Read the full article Related News:

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Trees threat to flood insurance

Trees threat to flood insurance News from The Spokesman Review (subscription): July 26, 2011 in Idaho Flood insurance premiums for Coeur d’Alene’s Fort Ground neighborhood could rise astronomically if the city doesn’t cut down the trees growing on the dike road levee, the city’s engineer warned Monday. Thwarting the Army Corps of Engineers’ order to remove [...]

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City moves to recertify levee

City moves to recertify levee News from Record-Searchlight: Several hundred south Redding property owners have begun shelling out for higher flood insurance premiums. Now neighbors hope the city will seize the chance to fix the Olney Creek levee problems that sparked the rising payments. Donna Briggs, who lives near the creek, had to pay $ [...]

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JPs skeptical about flood insurance program

JPs skeptical about flood insurance program News from Lovely County Citizen:BERRYVILLE — Carroll County’s Quorum Court spent an hour-and-a-half of Friday’s monthly meeting discussing and hearing input and comments on a proposed floodplain management ordinance which, if adopted, would make the county a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). While agreeing to continue [...]

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Flood insurance premiums likely to rise if federal legislation passes

Flood insurance premiums likely to rise if federal legislation passes News from NOLA.com: Higher premiums are likely for the nation’s 5.6 million National Flood Insurance Program policyholders under legislation moving through Congress. A Senate bill expected to get its first committee vote next week would allow insurance premium increases of 15 percent a year, up [...]

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