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County Residents Receive Flood Letter

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Federal flood plain maps are being computerized and are supposed to be getting more accurate as a result.  Diane Margetts is with the Sacramento County Department of Water Resources.  She says some of the people receiving letters will no longer classified as living in a flood plain, but most will.   

MARGETTS: "Likely people living near creeks, rivers, it's probably not going to be a complete surprised. But, for folks being moved in there, it's really important to check with their insurance provider to see if they need flood insurance coverage. If they have a federally backed mortgage, likely they will."

A thousand people living in unincorporated areas should be officially reclassified in May.  A thousand people in the Delta will also be affected.

Everyone receiving a letter is also being urged to obtain any building permits …now
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