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Ask Us: August 3, 2020


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 2:14pm

How many buildings/housing exist in the county’s Special Flood Hazard Areas (floodplains)? Is there a total acreage amount? Do we know how many properties in these areas are uninsured?

Mike Owen, the county’s code enforcement administrator in Building Permitting and Enforcement, provided the following response: “I have been told we currently have around 155 people participating in the Flood Insurance Program.

“We have over $40 million’s worth of insurance coverage. It would be extremely difficult to try to research all properties whether or not they are still participating in t...

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