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Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:53 PM

 

Amid drought, thousands of Californians cancel their flood insurance

Amid drought, thousands of Californians cancel their flood insurance







State and local officials have preached for months that California’s historic drought could be “the new normal,” the precursor to more frequent yearslong episodes of hotter temperatures, less rainfall and lower Sierra snowpack.

Californians across the state have responded en masse to the call for lifestyle changes, curtailing water use, particularly when it comes to watering their lawns.



And some have responded in a manner more concerning to government officials: They canceled their flood insurance.

The number of federal flood insurance policies active in California has fallen by 30,000, or 12 percent, since the drought began in 2012, according to data from the National Flood Insurance Program.



Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article34117461.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Amid drought, thousands of Californians cancel their flood insurance (Original post)
FreakinDJ Sep 2015 OP
jberryhill Sep 2015 #1
yeoman6987 Sep 2015 #7
CreekDog Sep 2015 #8
REP Sep 2015 #2
RKP5637 Sep 2015 #3
jberryhill Sep 2015 #4
REP Sep 2015 #5
Journeyman Sep 2015 #6

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:58 PM

1. Ah, California! The Golden State!

 


The only state, I believe, in which narcissism is one of the top five industries.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 04:27 PM

7. Well their decision. I hope taxpayers don't have to bail them out.

 

I would never cancel flood insurance anywhere. One time a water pipe broke and caused flooding. If I didn't have flood insurance, I would have been out of luck.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 04:36 PM

8. where is it ranked in Pennsylvania?

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:58 PM

2. Maybe not such a great idea if there's really a Super El Niño on the way

I'm in an area unlikely to flood, but I am looking at generators.

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Response to REP (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 04:01 PM

3. I sure would be hesitant to cancel my flood insurance. The weather is so quirky anymore.

Unless it were exorbitant I would keep it.

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Response to REP (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 04:02 PM

4. Yep

 


A more arid outlook doesn't negate the effects of sudden deluge.

Or even Sharknado. They've been warned.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 04:08 PM

5. The drought will make the effects of an El Niño much worse

In 97-98, the road in/out of where I live (on top of Loma Prieta) was frequently shut down by rock/mudslides. Just the heavy rains we had sporadically last winter were enough to flood the residential roads up here. I may look into getting a chreap used 4-wheeler and maybe a boat!

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 04:09 PM

6. And here I'm thinking of starting mine back up again, even though the government removed me. . .

from the flood plain they claimed I was in the middle of back in the mid-'90s.

I fear the marginal recent sea rise, coupled with the hoped-for heavy seasonal rains, may combine to back up the flood channels here in the Southland like a giant plugged sewer and my property could end up "under water" in the worst possible way.

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