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They should pay

November 11, 2013

I read with interest your extensive article regarding the rise of insurance rates for those who build in flood zones and I say so be it. They should pay through the nose....

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CMReeder

Nov-11-13 8:13 AM

Storms are getting stronger causing more widespread flooding. What use to be flood zones has grown.

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DavidBross

Nov-11-13 8:19 AM

I agree with this letter. I think the reduction of tax supported subsidies for flood insurance should be phased in gradually over several years.

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rick424

Nov-11-13 8:46 AM

With global warming pretty soon no where will be safe from high insurance rates. If this legislation goes through a lot of people will lose their homes. But of course no one cares about that. Maybe we should ban all homes built in tornado alley or Southern California. While I agree, you live in a flood zone, tough, on the other hand areas that did not flood in the past seem to flood now given the climate changes. That is no fault of the home owner.

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Capricorn1

Nov-11-13 9:08 AM

While I believe that homeowners should be properly protected, you have to understand that trying to pinpoint areas that could possibly be flooded is not an exact science and too often many get zoned a flood area because of an occurrence that may only happen once in a hundred years. If you require everyone to have expensive flood insurance that lives in the path of a possible hurricane, then you would have to include everyone that lives in every state that is in close proximity of both oceans and the gulf, this includes PA and most areas of Williamsport due to the possible breach of the Susquehanna. We have been in the path of several hurricanes in the past 100 years that resulted in a lot of flood damage in areas that probably won't see it again for another 100 years. I have no problem with those living in high impact areas known to flood, paying extra, but it seems like the flood zones are expanding without just cause.

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enigma

Nov-11-13 9:35 AM

Apparently flood insurance is the only government handout the government no longer embraces. Could that be because it goes largely to the middle class? For all of his talk about helping and expanding the middle class, Obama's actions betray those words. Since Obama's election, middle class pay has decreased until many have fallen from the middle class and become part of the poor. Obama must love the poor, because he's made so many of them. The bottom line on flood insurance is that it has always lost money for the government, who has no business in the insurance business anyway.

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Tgrammiex4

Nov-11-13 9:46 AM

We bought our home 20 yrs. ago. We were told it was zoned for 100 yr. flood.(Black Hole Creek borders our back yard)We were told no flooding since 72'. We've gotten water 3 times in 20 yrs.The 1st. no ins.Minimal help from Fema.We've carried flood ins. ever since.I can tell you flood ins. covers very little for what it costs, takes forever to process a claim.If our rates go up like they say they will, we will end up losing this house.

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CMReeder

Nov-11-13 10:46 AM

Good posts except for enigma.

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enigma

Nov-11-13 11:07 AM

"Good posts except for enigma."-Chuck

Thank you Chuck. Given your track record, this is the best compliment that you could pay. Thanks again.

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fromtheport

Nov-11-13 12:37 PM

Hey if you want to live in the danger zone then do it, but it will cost you so dont complain about it. If you knowingly put yourself at risk dont ask for freebies when you get burned.

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JohnHilfirty

Nov-11-13 10:25 PM

enigma @ Nov-11-13 9:35 AM

"Apparently flood insurance is the only government handout the government no longer embraces. Could that be because it goes largely to the middle class? For all of his talk about helping and expanding the middle class, Obama's actions betray those words. Since Obama's election, middle class pay has decreased until many have fallen from the middle class and become part of the poor. Obama must love the poor, because he's made so many of them."

As is normal for your comments, this comment is from another planet! None of what you claim is supported by the FACTS.

1. The average income of the middle class has been declining for the past thirty years, (starting under REAGAN) while the wealthiest have seen their income steadily rise!

2. The stock market reached a new all time record high yesterday! Stocks have doubled in value since Obama was elected. Anyone who owns stocks IRA, or 401K has just recovered their huge 2008 (Bush) losses.

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JohnHilfirty

Nov-11-13 10:31 PM

enigma @ Nov-11-13 9:35 AM

"Apparently flood insurance is the only government handout the government no longer embraces."

If you check, I think you'll find the teabaggers are trying to kill this program, which by the way, is NOT a handout, people MUST purchase the flood insurance (which insurance companies do not offer!)

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pinecr

Nov-12-13 1:58 PM

fromtheport, I have lived in the flood area for 30+ years and have paid more than $1200 a year for my flood insurance and have never had to use it...now I have to pay 4 times that much just to help pay for Sandy and other areas, that is crap and so is your opinion!

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MimLogue

Nov-14-13 7:53 AM

this is all bull we had flood insurance and paid for the last 20 years because we have mortgages we pay on the entire mortgage unfair because our systems are above flood level.we lost 28k in furnaces in 96, flood insurance gave us zero dollars because we are a business. it is a money scam worthless piece of crap run by pod people who havn"t a clue what they are doing. Fema lost billions because of filandering & corruption and now they want rescued.

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MimLogue

Nov-14-13 7:57 AM

How can any family afford 4k a year for a scam that pays nothing,??this devalues all of muncy hughesville, montoursville duboistown lycoming creek road will our assessments go down?? yeah right, where is lycoming county commissionsers fighting for our values??

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