How to fix the FEMA flood maps? (We had an 80% reduction in Elevations and Zone…

How to fix the FEMA flood maps?
(We had an 80% reduction in Elevations and Zone Designations).

It was done by getting our local communities together to apply POLITICAL PRESSURE on our elected officials.

WATCH VIDEO OF NEWS BROADCAST
http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/stop-fema-now-founder-says-new-flood-maps-is-a-good-start/

There are 22,000 communities in a flood zone in the U.S. and most, if not all, of them have major mistakes with their mapping.If you are interested in having your community fight the maps, please email us with your contact information to StopFemaNow@gmail.com (Please provide cell number, city and state)

The sooner we organize in all our local communities across the nation the sooner we can PERMANENTLY fix this problem.



Stop FEMA Now Founder Says New Flood Maps Is a Good Start | NJTV News | Public Media New Jersey
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FEMA’s revised flood maps which came out today have thousands of property owners in Atlantic, Hudson, Monmouth and Ocean counties relieved that they no longer have to worry about raising their houses on pilings. The strongest critic of FEMA”s flood maps prior to today’s news had been the group Stop…
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Truly heartwrenching. Not even close to home yet…..

Truly heartwrenching.

Not even close to home yet.....


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This law would prohibit creditors from requiring flood insurance that is greater…

This law would prohibit creditors from requiring flood insurance that is greater than the balance of the mortgage or that has less than a $5,000 deductible. The law also requires creditors to provide borrowers with a notice about flood insurance coverage before it is purchased.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/11/3673767/hearing-will-focus-on-new-flood.html#storylink=cpy


BOSTON: Hearing will focus on new flood insurance law | National Business News | The State
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The Massachusetts Division of Banks will hold a public informational hearing to get input on rules that require creditors to provide disclosures when a borrower is required to purchase flood insurance.
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"Louisiana Sen. David Vitter pressed Mr. Fugate on what his agency is doing to t…

"Louisiana Sen. David Vitter pressed Mr. Fugate on what his agency is doing to trim the program's administrative costs and to ensure everyone required by law to buy flood coverage does so."

***************"Sen. Vitter said during the subcommittee hearing that from 1978 to 2013, the program took in 13 percent more money in premiums than it had in claims."**************

"The private insurers who handle policies for the flood insurance program get a large percentage from each premium sold. A 2009 Government Accountability Office report found that FEMA allowed private insurers to pocket 30 percent or more of the cost of premiums for managing the policies. GAO said the government was overpaying by as much as 16.5 percent."

http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2014/08/fema_needs_to_cut_administrati.html



FEMA should reduce administrative costs on flood policies, boost participation: Editorial
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FEMA administrator Craig Fugate appeared before a Senate banking subcommittee July 30 to answer questions about the handling of flood insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy. But while he had a chance, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter pressed Mr. Fugate on what his...
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9 years after Katrina in Louisiana is still a mess

9 years after Katrina in Louisiana is still a mess


Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery
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Drag your cursor (on a computer) or swipe your finger (on a phone or tablet) across each photo below. The 2005 Hurricane Katrina photo will dissolve into a picture from the identical vantage point nine years later. CANAL STREET...
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