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Just Because Your House Wasn’t in a Flood Plain Yesterday …

Posted by whforums on August 26, 2008

According to a release on the town’s list-serve (list-serves are so … PINE) FEMA has declared that about 160 West Hartford properties that were not in a flood plain yesterday are in a flood plain today.  In other words, everything is the same as it was yesterday, but now you may be required to pay for flood insurance (on the upside, maybe you can get a lower assessed value on your home and relieve some of your tax burden.  I guess that upside kinda sucks, too).

The town provides this link to a FEMA site where you can enter your home address to see if your house is one of the few impacted.  As fair warning, I tried the link twice.  The first time it crashed my browser and the second time I got access to the map, but had some real trouble zooming in to see anything (thanks, FEMA).

Because the town is part of the National Flood Insurance Program, impacted homeowners can receive a 10 percent discount on their new flood insurance premiums if they contact an insurance agent by 9/26.  Letters go out to impacted homeowners today (8/27).

Good story on the situation in the Courant here

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