I have been waiting to hear about these refunds. The key point:
There are several groups of flood insurance policyholders that should see refunds as a result of changes voted by Congress to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act.
- Those who purchased or reinstated coverage after 2012 and lost subsidies under Biggert-Waters.
- Those policies that increased by more than 18 percent at renewal on or after Oct. 1, 2013.
- Those non-residential building owners in flood zones who saw hikes of 25 percent on or after Oct 1, 2013.
There will be one-time refunds for all those who received hikes over 18 percent.
The overwhelming majority of policyholders did not receive increases over 18 percent, and won’t be getting refunds, according to FEMA.
via For those who overpaid flood insurance premiums, refunds start flowing on Wednesday | NOLA.com.
I do not know how many Dennis residents this impacts, but every ;ittle bit helps.
Thanks to the efforts of the Dennis Police, Fire and Council on Aging, Dennis maintains a database to ensure emergency responders are aware of where most of the at risk population resides. To be sure you are on this list, contact any of these agencies.
This report confirms many of the continuing needs for housing in Dennis. More housing choices and more rental housing.
Not trying to be commercial, but this soccer pitch has to make one think, what are the possibilities for powering the future. The lights are powered through kinetic energy, like wristwatches have been for many years. Could kinetic energy collections systems be built into our roads?
Dennis has built dunes to protect some areas. Never heard of using pitch pines. I guess we need to consider promoting a strategy to plant more of this tree along our coastal areas to slow erosion.