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Council to discuss possible flood insurance increases

Posted: Friday, Feb 7th, 2014

WATSONVILLE The Watsonville City Council will discuss proposed changes to flood insurance rates Tuesday.

In July 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program is run.

The proposed changes are designed to ensure the long-term sustainability and to respond to the rising costs and consequences of flooding, according to a report by Steve Palmisano, director of public works and utilities.

As a result, hundreds of property owners in the flood plain would see their flood insurance rates spike.

For the complete article see the 02-08-2014 issue.

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