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2012 April - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for April, 2012

FEMA’s new flood rating reduces insurance premiums in Pierce County

FEMA’s new flood rating reduces insurance premiums in Pierce CountyNews from Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald:  comments Email Story Print Story Letter/Editor Pierce County has earned a new flood rating from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of its floodplain management activities. The new rating means that unincorporated Pierce County residents [...]

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Revised maps put more homes in flood zone

Revised maps put more homes in flood zoneNews from Milford Mirror: Written by Tom EbersoldSunday, 29 April 2012 19:48 New Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) were the focus of two evenings of public meetings at the Parsons Government Center on April 25 and 26 as interested residents came to learn how the revised maps might [...]

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States need flood program

States need flood programNews from Monroe News Star: For Louisianians who rely on the National Flood Insurance Program for peace of mind, the inability of the U.S. Congress to make the program permanent is more than disconcerting. It puts billions of dollars of property at stake, just in Louisiana — and that’s certainly not taking [...]

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Squabbling endangers US flood insurance program

Squabbling endangers US flood insurance programNews from The Abington Journal: The National Flood Insurance Program will expire in a little over a month without congressional action. The program reportedly insured nearly 9,000 homes and businesses in Luzerne County prior to the September flooding. Statewide, more than $ 300 million in claim payments was distributed to [...]

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Spring storms mean time to check for water-damage insurance

Spring storms mean time to check for water-damage insuranceNews from 9NEWS.com: Facebook Google buzz Del.icio.us Digg … Read the full article Related News:

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Valley View versus FEMA on new flood insurance mandates

Valley View versus FEMA on new flood insurance mandatesNews from Plain Dealer: VALLEY VIEW, Ohio – The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) recently revised the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) maps for the Village of Valley View. If a resident’s property is within the BFE, FEMA requires that those property owners must obtain flood insurance to [...]

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Some Detroiters forced to get flood insurance

Some Detroiters forced to get flood insuranceNews from WDIV Detroit: Small Text Medium Text Large Text Federal flood plain maps redrawn, costing Detroiters DETROIT – William Anderson and his wife Geraldine never imagined their retirement budget would have to include flood insurance. But the couple from Detroit’s east side just shelled out $ 1,900. “We [...]

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Some Pierce County residents to have lower flood insurance bills

Some Pierce County residents to have lower flood insurance billsNews from TheNewsTribune.com: Some Pierce County residents will pay lower flood insurance premiums starting May 1 due to a change in the county’s federal flood rating. Some Pierce County residents will pay lower flood insurance premiums starting May 1 due to a change in the county’s [...]

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Reinstate flood insurance rule

Reinstate flood insurance ruleNews from Sun-Sentinel: It was — at least it was supposed to be — a non-controversial measure state lawmakers expected would speed up the development permitting process. In their zeal, however, the Florida Legislature managed to send Gov. Rick Scott a bill that could potentially wipe out 2 million-plus federally subsided flood [...]

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Flood awareness held in Kalispell

Flood awareness held in KalispellNews from KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News: Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:09 AM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)Updated: Apr 23, 2012 7:11 AM KALISPELL- Many Flathead residents weren’t prepared for the flooding that hit homes all around northwest Montana last year, but as part of National Flood Awareness Day, the National Feather [...]

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