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Flood insurance rates to rise for many in Beaufort County

By on Feb 24, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Some homeowners in Beaufort County might pay 25 percent more to insure their homes this year, now that new national flood insurance policies have taken effect. Under the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, flood insurance premiums will no longer be subsidized for second homes built in high-risk flood zones. The law applies to homes in South Carolina built before Sept. 30, 1977, or those built to standards that are now outdated, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read more here, http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/02/23/2391419/flood-insurance-rates-to-rise.html  ...

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Sioux City residents worried about flood map changes

By on Feb 21, 2013 in Uncategorized |

FEMA is updating maps to designate areas at risk for flooding, and a section of the city from Sixth Street to 43rd Street near Floyd Boulevard and the Floyd River could be included when the new map comes out in late 2014. Nearly 200 homes and business received letters from the city notifying them of two Wednesday meetings to explain the changes that are coming from...

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Preliminary Flood Maps

By on Feb 16, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Preliminary Flood Maps in Matagorda Co, TX Ready for Public View: Public Open House Scheduled to Share Map Changes and Flood Risk Information Main Content Release date: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 Release Number: R6-13-011 DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in Matagorda County, Texas are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions. Matagorda County officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are presenting the preliminary maps to communities and unincorporated areas in order to help leaders and residents identify known flood risks and use that information to make decisions about buying flood insurance and how the community should move forward with any development. The Texas-based coastal flood mapping effort follows the release of a new, comprehensive storm surge study that gives updated information on coastal flood risks. To share that data, a public workshop is scheduled in the county where interested citizens can obtain more information about the proposed changes. Thursday, Feb. 21                                           Bay City Civic Center 201 7th Street Bay City, TX 77414 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. “As we work together with our state and local partners to bring this critical information to the county, we ask that everyone review the maps to understand what flood risks are involved,” said FEMA R6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping process is very important.” Additional information is available, including links to the interactive mapping website on www.txchart.com. Residents can also contact the Matagorda County Floodplain Administrator for more...

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