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2012 September - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for September, 2012

New flood maps anger residents

New flood maps anger residentsNews from Reading Eagle: W E E U Reading Eagle Press Reading Eagle Internet Services Jeff Millard next to a small creek that runs behind his house in the Stony Creek Mills section of Lower Alsace Township. New federal maps indicate the home and garage behind him require costly flood insurance. [...]

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Lowell residents boiling over flood insurance

Lowell residents boiling over flood insuranceNews from The Sun: LOWELL — When the Federal Emergency Management Agency redid outdated flood maps a few years ago, dozens of homeowners along Lakeview Avenue in Centralville found out they live in a flood-hazard zone and had to purchase flood insurance. Michael Nastek, of Beaudry Street, is one of [...]

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New flood plain home sales might require flood insurance

New flood plain home sales might require flood insuranceNews from Columbus Telegram: 2012-09-27T08:45:00Z New flood plain home sales might require flood insuranceBy Tyler Ellyson tellyson@columbustelegram.com The Columbus Telegram COLUMBUS — Some property owners may be required to purchase short-term flood insurance before the Loup River levee upgrades are completed. City Administrator Joe Mangiamelli said final [...]

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Levee Can Get Federal Funding, Helps Avoid Flood Insurance

Levee Can Get Federal Funding, Helps Avoid Flood InsuranceNews from ABQ Journal: The levee in Corrales that protects residents from catastrophic Rio Grande flooding is once again eligible for federal funding. Tom Thorpe, spokesman for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, said if the levee fails or needs repairs due to a natural disaster, the [...]

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Mandatory Flood Insurance a Possibility

Mandatory Flood Insurance a PossibilityNews from Wanderer: Some homeowners and business owners in the towns of Wareham and Mattapoisett may soon be compelled to purchase flood insurance due to a revised Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that was discussed at a FEMA Public Outreach Meeting for the Tri-Town [...]

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FEMA Continues to Aid Recent Disaster Survivors with Lapsed Flood Insurance

FEMA Continues to Aid Recent Disaster Survivors with Lapsed Flood InsuranceNews from LoanSafe: (Source: FEMA) — After receiving federal assistance for past disaster-declared storms and hurricanes, thousands of Louisianians were required to purchase flood insurance policies through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs. In the Hurricane Isaac disaster, FEMA is reaching out to survivors who [...]

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Shickshinny needs flood plain ordinance

Shickshinny needs flood plain ordinanceNews from Citizens Voice: If Shickshinny officials don’t soon pass an updated flood plain ordinance, the borough could be in deep water when it comes to flood insurance and federal funding. Council is aware of the potential impact on the borough – residents could lose their ability to buy federally funded [...]

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FEMA flood mapping back in the news

FEMA flood mapping back in the newsNews from New Baltimore Voice Newspapers: By Jeri Packer, Staff Writer Insurance companies advertise policies for homes in the flood zone. FILE PHOTO View and purchase photos Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana at the end of August at almost 80 miles per hour, spread out over an area 200 miles [...]

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The Public of Kleberg County to be Shown New Flood Insurance Rates

The Public of Kleberg County to be Shown New Flood Insurance RatesNews from LoanSafe: (Source: FEMA) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to hear from Kleberg County residents about proposed changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). These maps, used by insurance companies to determine flood insurance rates for buildings and contents, [...]

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Flood insurance going out of reach

Flood insurance going out of reachNews from Clarence Valley Daily Examiner: FOR most people insurance is just a bill you have to deal with and for the Valley, floods are just something we live with. However for people living in flood-affected areas, insuring against flood damage is now financially unfeasible. Grafton resident Lisa Crispin was [...]

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