Douglas County To Get Flood Insurance Update

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Douglas County commissioners will hear a presentation about the impact of changes taking effect next year in the National Flood Insurance Program.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/18hlKJN ) the changes could affect the premiums paid by some property owners in the northeast Kansas county.

Douglas County commissioners will hear the presentation Wednesday from the regional office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The changes are the result of a new federal law known as the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The flood insurance program offers coverage to communities that agree to adopt and enforce certain flood plain management policies.

The reform act called on FEMA to make a number of changes aimed at making the program more financially stable, including raising premium rates in some areas.


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