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Local property owners dealing with alarming flood insurance costs

December 11, 2013

About 10 percent of Lycoming County's 53,000 parcels are in the flood plain....

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BornHere

Dec-12-13 9:46 AM

Thanks MrShaman, everyone knows that the Koch Brothers never lie, Global Warming is real right? Oh great article by the way.

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MrShaman

Dec-12-13 6:22 AM

"This is a problem whose solution has been kicked down the road for decades." - DavidBross

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Now...even the T-Baggers should be aware....

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See:

Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution

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BornHere

Dec-11-13 6:54 PM

Hey rick, we all know that sometimes you get crazy on here that's ok with me, I love it when you say to people on here "So what's your point", then I know your serious.

Pat, I'll be up your way on the 20th I'll stop in and visit with you and the family, until then take care.

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DavidBross

Dec-11-13 6:31 PM

This is a problem whose solution has been kicked down the road for decades. These properties shouldn't have been allowed to be improved. If it meant buying out people, so be it. It would have been cheaper than decades of subsidized insurance.

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Pattie

Dec-11-13 6:13 PM

Hi Born, I agree with your post there are many families here in Barbours and further up 87 North who will probably be losing their homes because of these rates, people cannot afford this plus most of us out here have to pay for heating oil, it just never ends.

If I don't talk to you in the next couple of weeks have a Merry Christmas.

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rick424

Dec-11-13 12:29 PM

Agree Bornhere, agree. I don't mean for my comments to be harsh but I get so tired of those on here that preach less government yet when it affects them they sing a different tune. Take care and it is cold up here.

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BornHere

Dec-11-13 11:50 AM

rick, I see this as a trickle down effect.

Think for this for a second, if people can't afford this insurance we will see more foreclosures, which means property taxes are not being paid by these homeowners and then we will see a rise in homeowners insurance because companies will no longer be receiving payments from these homes.

I think we will all be paying for this not just the people with homes in the flood plains, remember it's all about the money.

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pinecr

Dec-11-13 9:44 AM

hey rick, a little hard to move when no one can afford to purhase your home and pay for flood insurance....do yo understand the problem?

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rick424

Dec-11-13 8:52 AM

"we use 120$ in clean water and pay $800 to take it away in sewage , the crab season was still terrible this year in the Chesapeake!!!"

Wow, I can't believe I read this. What, we should dump raw sewage in the river? Remember people down stream get the water from the Susquehanna.

As for the letter I agree with Garben, Move. The mortgage requires it and the insurance rips you off. Government came in to help now they can't even afford it. Remember you on the right, less government. This is what you want and we throw in the private sector to boot. How is working for you now?

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MimLogue

Dec-11-13 8:37 AM

Meeting today Wednesday 4 o"clock at Penn tech on Maynard street, Williamsport for anyone owning mortgaged property in flood prone areas . planning commission will be there to answer questions.

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MimLogue

Dec-11-13 8:36 AM

right Garben we have paid flood insurance for 20 years, 50,000$ never collected one dime in claims athough I have lost 6 furnaces and 3 hot water heaters to water over the years , It is another insurance scam, Government mandated waste, Let us alone, Just like the sewage bills, we use 120$ in clean water and pay $800 to take it away in sewage , the crab season was still terrible this year in the Chesapeake!!!, Mother nature purifies itself. all the money and crabs are still dying.

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MimLogue

Dec-11-13 8:30 AM

Meeting today Wednesday 4 o"clock at Penn tech on Maynard street, Williamsport for anyone owning mortgaged property in flood prone areas . planning commission will be there to answer questions.

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Garben78

Dec-11-13 7:33 AM

One should ponder what our early settlers did when they flooded? I doubt they had insurance and is bet they packed up to high land wow how the smart ones have passed on but didn't pass on any smarts. Why should anyone expect a free handout when disaster strikes? It's not the government whose responsible. And maybe these folks who now have higher insurance cost maybe look and see who it was who sponsored and voted in favor of the new bigget bill and maybe they might not want to vote for them again oh no wait they will as remember not much smarts were passed on

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