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Property owners who are not currently in a FEMA flood zone, but will be according to the new Preliminary FIRM maps, should consider buying a Preferred Risk Policy now.
A Preferred Risk Policy is reasonably priced for those not yet in a flood zone. IF the new FIRM maps go into effect next June, it will be too late to buy this type of policy then. Owners with a PRP will have two years of fairly low premiums. There is a 30 day waiting period before the policy goes into effect. Talk to your insurance agent about this.
For more information go to www.floodsmart.gov and go to Get Coverage For As Low As $129 Per Year.
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Now that the government is back up and running, it is time to contact Senator Markey, Senator Warren, and Congressman Stephen Lynch.
(courtesy of Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition)
I am strongly OPPOSED to the Biggert-Waters Act. I’m a home owner in a town where the Biggert-Waters Act is going to devastate my community.
In 1968, when the original Flood Insurance Program was passed, it made flood insurance affordable. Biggert-Waters, with its actuarial rates and elimination of Pre-FIRM status and grandfathering, will make flood insurance UNAFFORDABLE.
We need your support to amend the Biggert-Waters Act to make flood insurance
affordable once again.
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Edward J. Markey
Representative Stephen Lynch
MAKE WAVES THIS SATURDAY!
MAKE WAVES rally to be be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9:00AM - at the Mill Wharf Restaurant, located directly on Scituate Harbor, 23 Mill Wharf Plaza, Scituate, MA.
JOIN US - Saturday morning - as concerned coastal groups up & down the east coast gear up for a national rally in the national quest for more information regarding the changes in flood plain rules, regulations & maps proposed by FEMA which will directly impact hundreds of thousands of home owners all the country.
The MAKE WAVES rally in Scituate is sponsored by the Scituate Coastal Coalition and the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition as both groups welcome residents of both towns to come down to Scituate harbor to show support of the efforts being made by local lawmakers, state representatives, senators & Congress to reassess the impacts of the Biggert Waters Act of 2012 and the changes proposed by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).
As the towns' selectmen & conservation commissions gather yet more information regarding the changes proposed by FEMA & begin the process of re-evaluating the proposed flood maps, local citizens have been doing their part to become more informed about such proposed changes and share the information amongst themselves.
The Scituate Coastal Coalition was organized in 2010 and includes all 10 Scituate beach associations which dot the coast from North Scituate to the south tip of Humarock as well as many concerned coastal residents & business owners of the town.
The Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition (MCCC) was formed to give all Marshfield residents an active voice in coastal issues - in the town of Marshfield & throughout the region.
In the past month, both the Scituate Coastal Coalition & the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition have met with residents to review the newly drawn flood plain maps which have been propsed by FEMA - a key issue as changes in the flood plain maps will affect thousands of residents in both towns.
Town officials in both towns are working together to formally review & appeal floodplain map changes - time being of the essence as the all appeals must be submitted to FEMA by October 17th.
A recent meeting with FEMA officials, held in Marshfield at the request of local State Represntative Jim Cantwell & local Selectmen from both Scituate & Marshfield, Congressman Stephen Lynch was joined by representatives from Senator Keating's office & Senator Markey's offices as well as over a thousand local residents all seeking information regarding the proposed changes. Worries regarding the consequences of new mapping ranged from the increased cost of insurance premiums to funding for public safety & education to possible foreclosure rates.
Studies are now underway to review, delay and amend the changes implemented by the Biggert Waters Act.
In the meantime, residents will continue to make waves & spread the word regarding their coastal concerns.
The upcoming rally planned for Saturday in Scituate is one of many rallies planned "from Long Island to Louisiana" according to George Kasimos, a New Jersey resident directly affected by the Sandy storm & founder of the "Stop FEMA Now", a local group of NJ citizens hoping to encourage Congress to re-assess the Biggert Waters Act.
JOIN US Saturday & MAKE WAVES at the Mill Wharf - Scituate Harbor - make a difference & show your support!
For directions: www.millwharf.com
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