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Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 12:53 pm
More from Reality Check
|Get it done.|
Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 1:17 pm
More from Ed
|"That insurance would cost property owners approximately $1,000 per year, he said".|
BS! I have flood insurance and it costs $353.00 a year.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 4:03 pm
More from Scott Gregory
|Ed, I thought that number seemed high myself. Homeowners insurance on my house was only around $600 a year. I would be surprised if flood insurance would be higher than "everything else" insurance.|
Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 4:38 pm
More from concerned resident
|Flood Insurance premiums are determined by what flood zone you are in and many other factors.. but the closer you are to the water the more it costs... Many people pay much more than 1,000 a year and some pay much less than 353.. those paying less are less likely to flood and are farther away from a water source, only makes sense.... I know many people that pay more for their flood insurance than they do for their "everything else" homeowners insurance.|
|Whadda I. Know|
Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 7:38 pm
More from Whadda I. Know
|My main concern was if the Corps of Engineers was involved in this decision. Since White River in Indiana is a "declared" navigable stream it does fall under the jurisdiction of the Corps. Based on the article, the Corp was involved.|
The Sherrif's Department should never have been built in the White River Flood plain; including the new portion of the complex now under construction!
If you'd like to get some idea of how far beneath the 100 year flood plain level the jail actually is drive your car into the front parking lot, get out and walk up to the front doors of the Sherrif's Department; turn around and look towards S. R. 39. How much of the pavement could you see?
I will always wonder if FEMA, or it's predecessor, and the Corps of Engineers approved the construction of the Sherrif's Department complex? I'm too danged old and tired now to do the research necessary to find out!
My apologies for getting somewhat "off topic", but the Sherrif's Department does represent a lot of money and human lives.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 9:28 am
More from abathar
|Let's just ask Obama for some of his stash. I mean he's throwing money around like it's nothing, why pay for it ourselves when we can get it for free from Washington? (sarcasm people, sarcasm)|
Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 3:19 pm
More from LilaMae
|How long has that levee been in place with no improvements and now all of a sudden it needs raised another three (3) feet. In these economic times revenue needs to be generated and the government entities that are tied to generating that revenue are getting creative, hence the need for an increase in the levee. During our most recent flood it was feared the levee would fail. The prisoners were even moved temporarily because it was feared the levee would fail. Not being an engineer, adding height to an already unstable levee doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Like I said I am not an engineer, but I do know when the government is getting creative in finding ways to make money. I am thinking this is one of those times.|
Thursday, August 5, 2010: 12:51 pm
More from yeahright
|I would say I agree with Lila. I am fairly new to the area but moved from another area in central Indiana where FEMA re-drew their lines to include whole new neighborhoods that have been there 40 years without any floods since they were built 40 years ago. Even in the floods a couple years ago, the waters never even came close to creating floods. So why do I think FEMA did this? To collect more funds to cover the flood payments they are making in other areas. Looks at the facts and do the math!|
Thursday, August 5, 2010: 7:17 pm
More from Reality Check
|UM....there really must be something in the water here. You idiots would rather flood off the earth then listen to FEMA? Or Engineers? There are places in Martinsville that flood ALL the time now since the flood. The river is high everytime it rains (something I never noticed growing up here). Wake up. It's not a conspiracy - it's a real issue. |
You might as well get it from the Feds, becuase the city of Martinsville is broke, and your bumbling dou in the Statehouse will never listen on this NOR support any aid in money to this issue. And your friends at the county don't get involved either....it's always someone else's problem. Unless of course you get 10 inches of rain one evening.
|John Q Public|
Sunday, August 8, 2010: 8:55 am
More from John Q Public
|Wasn't the June 08 flood a 500 year flood? I would think that since the river didn't crest during that, a 100 year flood plus 3 feet shouldn't be much different. |
RC- that river has swelled with every rain since I can remember. Think of how many times the bridge on Blue Bluff road is closed.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010: 9:10 am
More from yeahright
|"I'm with the government, I'm here to help" We can't just take all said at face value. Not everybody has lilly white and pure intentions. Let's just take an occasional break from drinking the kool-aid and maybe smell some coffee and wake up to facts and not just what people say. Shall we not confuse the issue with facts?|
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