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Woodbridge residents don't have to purchase flood insurance

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:00 pm

Woodbridge residents learned last week that, effective Oct. 17, they will not be required to purchase expensive flood-control insurance. Nevertheless, federal authorities say it's still a good idea to protect yourself in case of a disastrous flood.

The announcement, first reported by the News-Sentinel in July, was made at last week's Woodbridge Municipal Advisory Council meeting.

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  • posted at 4:39 pm on Wed, Sep 30, 2009.


    My father and grandfather shovelled sandbags on my grandmother's house on the river.I saw a photograph of the old woodbridge dam with water flowing about 1-foot below the highest level of the dam.My understanding is that Camanche reservoir didn't exist.Today, with camanche, I don't see how woodbridge could be flooded again.

  • posted at 3:27 pm on Wed, Sep 30, 2009.


    Flood insurance with FEMA is expensive. I just paid close to $1000.00 on a 1500 Sq. Ft. home here in Woodland. Army Corp. of Engineers declared most of this city in a flood zone. Likewise FEMA flood insurance is required and is the only one acceptable. How convenient. When Katrina hit New Orleans-the premium jumped almost $150.00 a year. Thing is you are tied into what happens in the USA when you are deemed living in a flood zone by the Corps. They need more homes so deemed to cover their loses in other states. What a racket. Hasn't flooded here since Noah.

  • posted at 8:55 am on Wed, Sep 30, 2009.


    Flood insurance is cheap. I am not an insurance agent, but my experience is that coverage for a $ 700,000 house is about $ 350 a year

  • posted at 4:52 am on Wed, Sep 30, 2009.


    wouldn't it be smart to get the flood insurance anyway...since the water is in your backyard?!?!?!?........lets say there's a chance for a flood in the future...I won't come out to fill sandbags in Woodbridge!

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