Some good information:
Dennis had over 4,000 properties added to the flood zone, however, our velocity zone did not expand as dramatically as elsewhere. If you can get the preferred risk policy, take advantage of the grace period to flood proof your home. In general, a primary residence will see an 18% annual increase until you are at “true risk.” A second home will go up more dramatically and should reach “true risk” within five years.
For the past several years I have been trying to attract potential participants in a grant application requesting federal funds to elevate structures. If you are interested see the details here. I will be trying again with the next funding cycle, so, start thinking about preparing the necessary information. The grant program is only going to get more and more competitive.