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Homeowners are urged to purchase their protection ahead of potential flooding problems.

By on Apr 26, 2013 in Uncategorized |

April 26, 2013 Kevin McCarty, the commissioner for Florida, has released an official announcement that is urging homeowners in the state prepare for the upcoming hurricane season through the purchase of flood insurance before the storms start to arrive. The last few years have shown the weather to be fierce and unpredictable, so it is best to be prepared. Flood...

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FEMA removes 1,556 Munster properties from flood zone

By on Apr 24, 2013 in Uncategorized |

April 24, 2013 A spirit of municipal cooperation between Munster and Hammond provided the energy needed to remove 1,556 primarily Munster residential properties from the Little Calumet River flood zone on March 1. Removal from a Special Flood Hazard Area reduces the cost of flood insurance premiums for business and residential property owners, according to the...

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Waterloo flood plain maps could be revised for the better

By on Apr 23, 2013 in Uncategorized |

April 23, 2013 Hundreds of Waterloo homes and businesses could be taken out of the flood plain. Two years ago, FEMA added more than 300 properties along Waterloo’s underground Dry Run Creek to the flood map, requiring them to purchase flood insurance. Homes and businesses in the affected area along West 5th Street were frustrated because that part of town has...

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Richland Parish, LA Flood Maps Become Final

By on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized |

April 16, 2013 In five months, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, new flood maps for Richland Parish, Louisiana will become effective.  Before that date, state, local and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance. Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of a flood....

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