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Steve Scalise strikes deal with key congressman on National Flood Insurance Program’s future | State Politics |

I will watch closely for this version to be released.


NYTimes: A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

One telling quote:

That’s because Congress gave the program a legal mandate to work with communities, not individual households. So the program was surveying floodplains, then calculating an “average annual loss” for all the houses there. Its insurance rates were based on those averages.

Not sure what the basis is for the average annual loss in the “community” floodplain is, unless it is all coastal AEs of the same level nationwide. Because there is no justification for a home on the outer edges of the AE 10 in Dennis to almost get hit with an $8,000 flood insurance premium. Working with the insurance agent, we were able to show the home was NOT in the flood zone and get the premium down to a more appropriate $798.

Flood Zone Information – Commentary To Come

Below is a letter from the Office of Management and Budget to House Speaker Paul Ryan. It contains information regarding flood zone spending and a framework for the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. The framework follows the “21st Century Flood Reform Act” and not the “Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act” which has received widespread bi-partisan support.








Truro weighs lifting ban on year-round condos

In Dennis, “condominium” is a form of ownership, not land use. We have year-round residences, commercial bays, motels and cottages all in condominium form of ownership. Each are subject to their own set of use restrictions. The term “condominium” was litigated under Dennis zoning in the early 80’s, at that point in time the State Supreme Judicial Court found we clearly differentiated use from ownership. That distinction remains under today’s zoning scheme.

( Sent from Cape Cod Times )