New FEMA map could alter residents' insurance needs

Feb 27, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: PhillyBurbs.com

Municipalities have received copies of an agency's proposed updates to local flood plain zones.

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not Ralph Williams

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Feb 27, 2011
 
Airick

Warren, NJ

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Mar 3, 2011
 
Big deal!
Flood insurance for a home appraising for $200,000 is around $450 a year or $37.50 a month. I'd pay an extra $38 a month to avoid taking a total loss on my home from a flood.
And for you dumbies out there that think your normal home owners insurance will cover flood damage then think again.
syl

Royersford, PA

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Mar 31, 2011
 
Airick wrote:
Big deal!
Flood insurance for a home appraising for $200,000 is around $450 a year or $37.50 a month. I'd pay an extra $38 a month to avoid taking a total loss on my home from a flood.
And for you dumbies out there that think your normal home owners insurance will cover flood damage then think again.
That would be "dummies", you dummy
USA Fault Zones

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Apr 1, 2011
 
Buck

Livonia, MI

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Apr 1, 2011
 
Airick wrote:
Big deal!
Flood insurance for a home appraising for $200,000 is around $450 a year or $37.50 a month. I'd pay an extra $38 a month to avoid taking a total loss on my home from a flood.
And for you dumbies out there that think your normal home owners insurance will cover flood damage then think again.
Only a real dummy would buy a home in a flood zone.
artie

Bensalem, PA

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Nov 16, 2011
 
Buck wrote:
<quoted text>Only a real dummy would buy a home in a flood zone.
How about us dummies who lived in our 150 year old homes for decades before the area ever flooded?
Developments change the hydrologic system. Areas that were never flood prone are now flooded because the county commisioners and planners refuse to just say 'no' to over-development and poor storm water management.
Ed Law

Horsham, PA

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Jun 18, 2013
 
I live in a Duplex shared with family.(no renters involved) only owners live here, we pay over $2000 / year because PennyPack creek runs through the woods over 200 feet away behind the house, I have a finished basement that is above ground level, never had any inside damage from any storm, Alison, Irene, Sandy... only mulch washed away. This property has been in my family over 30 years = do the math, thats $60,000 and never a claim? The new FEMA study says we are not actually in the flood zone, but the mortgage company goes my the old outdated maps. When will Horsham adopt the new correct maps, so I can get a more reasonable rate??????????

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