2 years ago we started this page to obtain information on our Flood Insurance pr…

2 years ago we started this page to obtain information on our Flood Insurance premiums, elevations and designations.(Over 10,000 homes were erroneously added into the dreaded "V" zone in Toms River, NJ - Over 100,000 were added to the "V" Zone in NY and NJ.

We originally thought it was a local issue, too.But as we researched it, we found it was a national issue.FEMA ignored our requests to fix the erroneous maps.They did not make scientific or even common sense.We found out that FEMA does not listen to science or reason, but THEY WILL LISTEN TO POLITICAL PRESSURE.

We then started having individual rallies across the region, from Atlantic City, NJ to Massapequa L.I and dozens of communities in between.We ended up receiving an 80% rollback in elevations and zone designations in NY and NJ.Watch Video http://www.njtvonline.org/njtoday/video/stop-fema-now-founder-says-new-flood-maps-is-a-good-start/#

We did not stop there.Several months later, we ended up having one unified national rally.In 10 states and 14 locations.WATCH videohttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57605135/homeowners-protest-new-fema-rules-imposed-after-sandy/

Our group has grown to over 750,000 hits on our www.StopFemaNow.com .(Please subscribe to our email list herehttp://www.stopfemanow.com/subscribe-mailing-list/ ) We have tens of thousands of members nationally.

We strongly urge everyone to open up a twitter account and re-tweet @StopFemaNow regularly.This is a very EFFECTIVE and EASY way to reach our Senators and Congressman who will be writing the new legislation to re-authorize the NFIP.If you need assistance in setting up your twitter account, please friend and message me George Kasimos and I or someone in our group will personally help you set up your new twitter account.

Our goal is to gather the 22,000 flood zone communities and to speak as one unified voice.(If you are a leader in your community, including elected officials, please contact us at StopFemaNow@gmail.com so that we can include your community in our group.We do not care if you are a Democrat or Republican, we just want to save our homes.

We look forward to working with all of you to fix our flood maps and keep flood insurance affordable.

StopFemaNow

Here is a list of other groups that are part of our Coalition.
Please feel free to join the group in your geographical area.

www.facebook.com/StopFemaNow
www.StopFemaNow.com National
www.facebook.com/StopFemaNowTexas (Texas)
www.facebook.com/StopFemaNowMS(Mississippi)
www.facebook.com/StopFemaNowOHIO (Ohio)
www.facebook.com/StopFEMAnowGeorgia(Georgia)
www.facebook.com/StopFEMAnowHawaii(Hawaii)
www.facebook.com/FairFloodInsurance(Oregon)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/743581985669990/?ref=br_tf(Pennsylavania)
www.nc-20.com/(North Carolina)
www.facebook.com/SouthOfTheWall (Louisiana)
www.facebook.com/StopFemaNowTampaBay (Florida)
www.facebook.com/StopFemaNowCapeMayCounty (New Jersey)
www.facebook.com/DeepWaterWarwickRI(Rhode Island)
www.facebook.com/WestVirginiastopbiggert (West Virginia)
www.facebook.com/vermontfloodinsurance(Vermont)
www.facebook.com/scituatecoastalcoalition (Massachusetts)
www.facebook.com/groups/SecondHomeownersStopFemaNow
www.facebook.com/groups/lafir/(Louisiana)
www.facebook.com/groups/460183147382315/ (Beacon of Hope - Staten Island, NY)
www.facebook.com/groups/140536672820249/ ( NY)
www.facebook.com/groups/StopFemaNow/ ( NY)
www.facebook.com/groups/517825218253793/ (St. Charles Parish - Louisiana)
www.facebook.com/BHPOA(Belle Harbor, NY)
www.facebook.com/SaveOurNJCommunities (Brick, NJ)
www.facebook.com/SandyVictimsVoices(New Jersey)
www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeFloodZone (Woodbridge, NJ)
www.facebook.com/GNOInc (Louisiana)
www.facebook.com/PortMonmouthNjFloodRelief(Port Monmouth, NJ)
www.facebook.com/pages/Marshfield-Citizens-Coastal-Coalition(Massachusetts)
www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-Stream-Community-Association (Long Island, New York )
www.facebook.com/CitizensforHomeownersInsuranceReform (Massachusetts)
www.facebook.com/groups/sandysupportmassapequastyle(Long Island, New York)
www.facebook.com/danny.mundy.54(Broad Channel, New York)
www.facebook.com/groups/107602945924892/(Staten Island Taxpayers Assoc., New York)¬¬
www.facebook.com/groups/178417652286993/(New Hamilton Beach Civic – Queens, New York)
www.facebook.com/SkippersCoveBeachClub (Waretown, NJ)
hortleybeach.org/(Ortley Beach VTPA – Toms River, NJ)
http://bttcnj.org/ (Berkeley Township, NJ )
http://w12thrd.blogspot.com/(New York, New York)
www.facebook.com/NewDorpBeachCivic(Staten Island, New York)
www.gnoinc.com (Louisiana)
www.facebook.com/redhookssail(Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY)
www.facebook.com/StopFEMAnowupstateNY1 New York – Upstate
https://www.facebook.com/groups/184296445111189/ New Jersey – Cape May / Atlantic County
https://www.facebook.com/BHPOABelle Harbor, NY
https://www.facebook.com/groups/brickbeaches/571350686276825/?notif_t=group_comment_reply (Brick, NJ)


These are Professional organizations that have signed on to our casue.
American Bankers Association
Community Associations Institute
Independent Community Bankers Association
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of REALTORS®
National Levee Issues Alliance
National Waterways Conference
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Shores, AL
Algiers Economic Development Foundation, New Orleans, LA
American Shrimp Processors Association, Biloxi, MS
Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans & Louisiana , Metairie, LA
Arkansas Bankers Association
Associated Risk Managers International, Inc. , Itasca, IL
Baldwin County Board of REALTORS® , Robertsdale, AL
Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance , Robertsdale, AL
Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Baton Rouge, LA
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Houston, TX`
Bayou Board of REALTORS®, Houma, LA
Bayou Industrial Group, Thibodaux, LA
Broad Channel Civic Association, Queens, NY
The Chamber Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles, LA
Central Louisiana Board of REALTORS®, Alexandria, LA
Coastal Alabama Partnership, Mobile, AL
Colorado Bankers Association
Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Daphne, AL
East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Slidell, LA

Eden Isles Homeowners Association, Eden Isles, LA
Florida Bankers Association
Florida REALTORS®
Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®, Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Fort Polk Area REALTORS®, Leesville, LA
Greater New Orleans Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, New Orleans, LA
Greater New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa, FL
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, New Orleans, LA
Gulf Shores - Orange Beach Tourism, Gulf Shores, AL
Gulf United Metro Business Organization, Baldwin County, AL
Hammond Area Economic & Industrial Development District, Hammond, LA
Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Hammond, LA
Harvey Canal Industrial Association, Harvey, LA
Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC
Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA
Home Builders Association of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Massachusetts, Springfield, MA
Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Houma, LA
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana
Indiana Bankers Association
Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, Avondale, LA
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Metairie, LA
Lafourche Chamber of Commerce, Larose, LA
Livingston Board of REALTORS®, Denham Springs, LA
Long Island Association, Inc., Melville, NY
Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Louisiana Association of Home Builders
Louisiana Bankers Association
Louisiana Floodplain Management Association

Louisiana REALTORS®
Mariner Village Townhome Association, Pasadena, TX
Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition, Marshfield, MA
Massachusetts Bankers Association
Mississippi Association of REALTORS®
Mississippi Bankers Association
Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council, Gulfport, MS
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Mobile, AL
Natchitoches Board of REALTORS®, Natchitoches, LA
New Jersey Bankers Association
New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce
New Orleans Business Alliance, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, New Orleans, LA
North Dakota Association of Realtors
NMD, Inc., Slidell, LA
Northeast Louisiana Association of REALTORS®, Monroe, LA
Northshore Area Board of REALTORS®, Folsom, LA
Northshore Business Council, Mandeville, LA
New York Bankers Association
Parish Government Risk Management Agency (PGRMA)
Pennsylvania Bankers Association
Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry, Belle Chase, LA
Port of South Louisiana, LaPlace, LA
REALTOR® Association of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA
Red Hook Civic Association, Brooklyn, NY
Restore or Retreat, Thibodaux, LA
Reve Inc, LaPlace, LA
River Region Chamber of Commerce, Laplace, LA
Save Our Communities 2013, Brick, NJ
Scituate Coastal Coalition, Scituate, MA
Northwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS®, Shreveport, LA
Saints Board of REALTORS®, Boutte, LA
South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Foley, AL
South Central Industrial Association, Houma, LA
South Louisiana Economic Council, Thibodaux, LA
South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Rockland, MA
Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS®, Lake Charles, LA
St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, Chalmette, LA
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, Chalmette, LA

St. Charles Parish Economic Development Council, Hahnville, LA
Stop FEMA now Toms River, NJ
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Petersburg, FL
St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, Mandeville, LA
St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, Covington, LA
Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, Thibodaux, LA
Vermont Bankers Association
Virginia Bankers Association
Wisconsin Bankers Association
World Trade Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA


Homeowners protest new flood insurance rate hikes
www.cbsnews.com
New federal law says that if homeowners don't raise their houses in flood prone areas, they face much higher flood insurance premiums
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Tweet, call and fax the following US Senators on the Banking, Insurance and Urba…

Tweet, call and fax the following US Senators on the Banking, Insurance and Urban Affairs Subcommittee.

They will be drafting new legislation concerning the National Flood Insurance Program. Urge them to KEEP FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABLE. Let them know about your particular issues: erroneous flood maps, exorbitant flood insurance premiums, unfair claims settlements, etc.


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"The county’s flood maps were changing and 42,700 additional properties will be…

"The county’s flood maps were changing and 42,700 additional properties will be included in high-risk zones."

"Sarasota County’s proposed new flood maps already are having a chilling effect on real estate transactions, and some real estate agents say the problem is being made worse by an absence of good information."

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150119/article/150119676


New FEMA flood maps causing confusion
www.heraldtribune.com
Sarasota County's proposed new flood maps already are having a chilling effect on real estate transactions, and some real estate agents say the problem is being made worse by an absence of good information.
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"The national campaign to block large flood insurance increases was led by Micha…

"The national campaign to block large flood insurance increases was led by Michael Hecht of Greater New Orleans Inc., and George Kasimos, founder of Stop FEMA Now. They were a good combination -- Hecht with the good manners and nuanced political skills to insure all members working on the problem got credit, and Kasimos, more the agitator, quick to call out any congressional member who wasn't fully committed to protecting homeowners."

Please call, tweet and fax these senators.They will be drafting new legislation concerning the NFIP and Flood Insurance.Please "encourage" them to KEEP FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABLE.Let them know about your particular issue; Erroneous Flood Maps, Exorbitant Flood Insurance Premiums, Etc.....

Senator TwitterPhone Fax_____
Richard Shelby Chairman (R-AL) @SenShelby (202) 224-5744 (202) 224-3416
Sherrod Brown Ranking Member (D-OH) @SenSherrodBrown (202)224-2315 (202) 226-6321
Mike Crapo(R-ID) @MikeCrapo (202) 224-6142 (202) 228-1375
Jack Reed (D-RI) @SenJackReed (202) 224-4642 (202) 224-4680
Bob Corker (R-TN) @SenBobCorker (202) 224-3344 (202) 228-0566
Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) @SenSchumer (202) 224-6542 (202) 228-3027
David Vitter (R-LA) @DavidVitter (202) 224-4623 (202) 228-5601
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) @SenatorMenendez (202) 224-4744 (202) 228-2197
Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA) @SenToomey (202)-224-4254 (202) 228-0284
Jon Tester (D-MT) @SenatorTester (202) 224-2644 (202) 224-8594
Mark Kirk (R-IL) @SenatorKirk (202)224-2854(202) 228-4611
Mark R. Warner (D-VA) @MarkWarner (202) 224-2023 (202) 224-6295
Dean Heller (R-NV) @SenDeanHeller (202) 224-6244 (202) 228-6753
Jeff Merkley (D-OR) @SenJeffMerkley (202) 224-3753 (202) 228-3997
Tim Scott (R-SC) @SenatorTimScott (202) 224-6121 (202) 229-5143
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) @SenWarren (202) 224-4543
Ben Sasse (R-NE) @Sasse4Senate (202) 224-4224
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) @SenatorHeitkamp (202) 224-2043 (202) 224-7776
Tom Cotton (R-AR) @SenTomCotton (202) 224-3753(202) 228-3997
Joe Donnelly (D-IN) @SenDonnelly (202) 224-4814 (202) 224-5011
Mike Rounds (R-SD) @SenatorRounds (202) 224-5842
Jerry Moran (R-KS) @JerryMoran (202) 224-6521 (202) 228-6966

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/how_flood_insurance_legislatio.html
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The best way to mitigate your community or fix flood maps is by gathering togeth…

The best way to mitigate your community or fix flood maps is by gathering together and contacting your locally elected officials.THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS

"The town is looking to apply for a federal grant that would reimburse homeowners for flood-proofing their homes above base flood elevation level, but it can’t do so without residents’ help"

“If we have a number of residents that are serious and want to go forward with it, we will finish the application,”


Marshfield aims for Flood Mitigation Assistance Program elevation grant
marshfield.wickedlocal.com
The town is looking to apply for a federal grant that would reimburse homeowners for flood-proofing their homes above base flood elevation level, but it
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