Flood insurance costs compel homeowners to raise their homes

Flood homeowners Insurance Rates raising homes

The new maps that have been released by FEMA are placing pressure on policyholders through rising costs. Now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its new maps, many homeowners are finding that their flood insurance costs are high enough to have them pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to raise their homes to bring the premiums down. FEMA has rewritten the Louisiana flooding zone maps, requiring many to raise their homes. The increased risk of water damage has caused FEMA to have to change the rules when…

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