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FEMA Revamps Worcester County Flood Plan

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WORCESTER CO., Md. - Improved mapping technology led FEMA to make some changes to which areas of Worcester county are more prone to flooding.

According to the federal official, Ocean City is one of the areas found to be less flood prone.

Thursday, more than one hundred residents showed up at a meeting to learn how those changes will impact flood insurance rates.

"Some properties may now be located outside of the special flood hazard area, but it does not necessarily mean that they will never be flooded," says Robin Danforth, a Civil Engineer with FEMA, "if their flood insurance zone changes, they may see a change in their flood insurance premium."

Some local insurance agents we spoke with worry changes could leave residents uninsured.

"The dilemma in my opinion is a mortgage company will not be mandated to require flood insurance, which means property owners will say 'if my mortgage company doesn't require flood insurance, I'm not going to buy it'," says Reese Cropper III, with Insurance Management Group.

If you live in Worcester county and weren't able to make it to the meeting, visit www.RAMPP-Team.com.

 

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