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Entries for March, 2012

Homeowners are reminded that springtime means flood insurance

Homeowners are reminded that springtime means flood insuranceNews from Live Insurance News: With the official start of spring, while many homeowners are seeing that the dry conditions over the winter have reduced the risk of flooding, the Insurance Information Institute is reminding them that throughout the springtime, the flooding risk still remains high due to [...]

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Flood-plain overview may cut insurance rates in Shiremanstown

Flood-plain overview may cut insurance rates in ShiremanstownNews from Patriot-News: Even though Shiremanstown does not have major flooding issues, according to Mayor James Reagan, there are 11 property owners, including Reagan, who are required by their mortgage companies to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. That’s because they are in a special flood hazard [...]

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New FEMA flood insurance rate maps effective soon for Norfolk county

New FEMA flood insurance rate maps effective soon for Norfolk countyNews from Wicked Local: Communities throughout Norfolk County are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s nationwide program to modernize Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The Norfolk County maps, currently in preliminary form, are scheduled to become effective on June [...]

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Flood Maps Shown for Texas Homeowners

Flood Maps Shown for Texas HomeownersNews from LoanSafe: (Source FEMA) — Rains County, Texas homeowners, business and residential renters, and business owners who do not have flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect. The new Rains County flood maps [...]

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Floods are common and devastating, but we can be prepared

Floods are common and devastating, but we can be preparedNews from Baltimore Sun: 3:00 p.m. EDT, March 28, 2012 On behalf of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), I’m writing in response to your March 14 opinion piece, “Warming: Storm damage ahead” to add insight about flood risk and the NFIP. Your editorial addresses how [...]

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New flood insurance rate map available for viewing

New flood insurance rate map available for viewingNews from Russellville Courier: by Heather Sprinkle The Courier Your Messenger For The River Valley 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27 2012 | 405 views | 0  | 0  |  |  Some changes have been made to the floo…………… continues on Russellville Courier … Read the full article Related News:

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Halt to development in flood plains sought

Halt to development in flood plains soughtNews from The Seattle Times: / A national environmental group asked a federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday to temporarily stop the federal government from issuing flood-insurance policies for new development in certain flood-prone areas around Puget Sound. The National Wildlife Federation alleges that the Federal Emergency Management Agency [...]

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Battle over building in Puget Sound flood plains

Battle over building in Puget Sound flood plainsNews from Seattle Post Intelligencer: SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Tuesday over whether to stop the federal government from issuing flood insurance policies for new development in flood-prone areas around Puget Sound. The National Wildlife Federation alleges the Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed [...]

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New Flood Plain Forces Residents to Buy Flood Insurance

New Flood Plain Forces Residents to Buy Flood InsuranceNews from Patch.com: The newly mapped Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood plain has caused an outcry among residents surrounding the Frank and Poet Drain. New Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), that went into effect in February, have increased in size significantly and include more properties than [...]

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Bridging the gap between New Mexico flooding events and insurance coverage

Bridging the gap between New Mexico flooding events and insurance coverageNews from El Defensor Chieftain: by El Defensor Chieftain Reports | March 24, 2012 | Filed under: News Despite being the nation’s number one natural disaster, statistics continue to show that most people ignore the risks associated with flooding and do not buy flood insurance. [...]

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