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2011 October - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for October, 2011

Flood victims must obtain permits for repairs, officials advise

Flood victims must obtain permits for repairs, officials adviseNews from Scranton Times-Tribune: SHICKSHINNY – It’s time to get a permit. At a special meeting Friday night at the Shickshinny Fire Company Hall, borough secretary Melissa Weber and a cast of engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives walked residents through the steps they need to [...]

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Letter: Mandatory flood insurance a farce

Letter: Mandatory flood insurance a farceNews from Enterprise-Record:Again, I would like to thank our county and state leaders in back-scratching the insurance industry. I have received, like I do every October, my new flood insurance renewal — fresh with a $ 100 increase, just like previous years. I am told the reason we have flood [...]

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FEMA Increases LITH Flood Insurance Rating

FEMA Increases LITH Flood Insurance RatingNews from Patch.com: The following information was provided in a Lake in the Hills press release:  The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, has increased the insurance class for the village of Lake in the Hills to a Class 6 in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating [...]

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Some in Visalia to see drop in flood insurance rates

Some in Visalia to see drop in flood insurance ratesNews from Visalia Times-Delta: The more than 5,400 Visalia property owners carrying federal flood insurance will see their rates discounted by 5 percent. That’s because the Federal Emergency Management Agency determined that the city of Visalia has taken sufficient actions to qualify for its Community Rating [...]

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Decrease on Flood Insurance Premium

Decrease on Flood Insurance PremiumNews from Naples Daily News: The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has determined that Bonita Springs will increase to a Class 6 in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. Bonita residents that live in flood prone areas are eligible to receive an additional 5% decrease [...]

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Iberia Parish Council tables final acceptance of updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Iberia Parish Council tables final acceptance of updated Flood Insurance Rate MapsNews from The Republic: We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list) Category: Organizations: Places: New Iberia, La. — The Iberia Parish Council has unanimously tabled final acceptance of the updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps at the request of a [...]

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Flood insurance among the Shonky shockers

Flood insurance among the Shonky shockersNews from Sydney Morning Herald: Return to video Video feedback Use this form to: Ask for technichal assistance in playing the multimedia available on this site, or Provide feedback to the multimedia producers. Return to video Video feedback Thank you. Your feedback was successfully sent. Video will begin in 5 [...]

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Flood insurance among the Shonky shockers

Flood insurance among the Shonky shockersNews from The Age: Crystal-encrusted dummies from the Shonky Awards. INSURANCE companies that left thousands of flood victims high and dry have joined a weight-loss spray and quail eggs that claim to cure erectile dysfunction on a list of the nation’s ”shonkiest” goods and services. Consumer watchdog Choice, which runs [...]

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Flood insurance wins shonky award

Flood insurance wins shonky awardNews from Sydney Morning Herald: Flood insurance wins shonky award October 25, 2011 Flood insurance is so confusing it’s been named as among Australia’s worst products, alongside a weight-loss nasal spray and quail eggs to cure erectile dysfunction. Consumer group Choice has awarded eight lemon trophies this year for dodgy, dubious [...]

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Coastal homes lack flood insurance because of maps

Coastal homes lack flood insurance because of mapsNews from Sarasota Herald-Tribune:<p>Despite the sweeping Gulf of Mexico view from Tony and Kathy Zumbano’s ground-level kitchen — and the fact that a hurricane could pummel it with crashing 10-foot waves — the federal government does not consider their home a high flood risk.</p><p>In fact, when they bought [...]

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