• Petitioned FEMA

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Revise or Reverse new 100 Flood Maps

    1. Tammy Per due
    2. Petition by

      Tammy Per due

      Winchester, KY

People will lose their homes because of this new 100 year flood map. I refer to it al the 100 year guessing plan. Because of these new maps it has mad a floodplain bigger which made it go into people's yard. Because it is in your yard you are considered to be in a flood zone and your mortgage holder will send you a letter requiring you to purchase flood insurance. The only way to get it lowered or out of it all together is pay a surveyor to do a LOMA for you. So basically after paying for the insurance and surveyor you will need a couple thousands of dollars. Most people I know do not have that. Unfair when you see your home on the FEMA website and clearly the floodplain line is not on your house and they will not look at it when you call. Wouldn't that be smarter than making a person go through all these hoops when they don't have to? People work hard to be able to buy a home. You pay a certain price for that home and if it gets stuck in this new floodplain you loose so much value on your home that you can't sell it to pay it off. If you don't have the money for flood insurance and a surveyor then the only option is to walk away from it and file bankruptcy. FEMA is suppose to be there to help you in a disaster and not to cause one in your life.

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      Tammy Per due
      Petition Organizer

      I get a call every week from a family who are going thought this nightmare. Please help by signing. Thank You

    2. Reached 100 signatures
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    • Jordan Greer RAINBOW CITY, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Bought house NOT in a flood zone. Now I can't sell it because FEMA says it is.

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    • Earl Chism WINCHESTER, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      People can't afford it and it's unnecessary, especially if you are on a fixed income. I understand it's supposed to be paying for Katrina.

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    • Anthony Merendino POQUOSON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      My home was never in a flood zone before. 35 years. Many storms.never had water at the foundation. FEMA is now guesstimating BFE and forcing x500 homes into Zone AE. At a yearly increase of 500%. Mortgage companies ,now, have flood insurance divisions slaying customers with high priced premiums. More insane bureaucracy. I specifically bought my home in an X500 zone, now we're paying for irresponsible home owners (No Insurance) to rebuild their homes below BFE. I will fight this persistently.

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    • Beth Dunlap MANSFIELD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      FEMA maps are based on guesstimates; recent NEW maps are costing people THOUSANDS of $$ a year.. many cannot afford it and cannot sell (no buyers thanks to fema). http://everydaytipsandthoughts.com/according-to-fema-my-house-is-suddenly-in-a-flood-zone/#comment-37447 People given runaround, crazy maps--no response from FEMA. Urge your reps to REIN in this scamming agency.

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    • Frankie Hopkins WINCHESTER, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      To Help People Not Have To Lose There Homes By Adding The Burdeon On There Lively Hood For Extremely High Flood Insurance Premiums Like My Son ( Kevin ) Has To Now Pay And Can't Afford

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