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Flood Plain Management and Insurance Requirements
The flood plain map of Derry Borough can be viewed by the following link: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/
Derry Borough Floodplain Management Ordinance
View Ordinance 736
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently re-mapped most of the country using 100-year flood projections, resulting in many homes being designated in flood zones which were never there before, despite many of these homes never or rarely having experienced flooding,” Commissioner Miller said. “If the mortgage on a home is backed by the federal government, which many are, then the homeowner must buy flood insurance.”
To appeal a home’s placement in what is officially called a Special Flood Hazard Area, the homeowner must show the lowest adjacent grade, or the lowest ground touching the structure, is at or above what is called the Base Flood Elevation. The Base Flood Elevation is the computed elevation to which flood water is anticipated to rise during the base flood used in determining the land is in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
Commissioner Miller noted that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to provide this information in a letter to FEMA. For this type of appeal, called a Letter of Map Amendment, there is no charge to the consumer.
Homeowners can get more information on how to appeal a flood zone designation, get a flood map, and find answers to other questions, by going to https://www.fema.gov/information-homeowners. Homeowners can also call 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) to get information on appealing a flood zone designation.
As part of Governor Wolf’s continuing consumer education and protection initiative, the Insurance Department earlier this year created a one-stop shop webpage on flood insurance. Consumers can access this webpage by going to www.insurance.pa.gov, then clicking on the “Flood” icon under Top Pages. This flood insurance webpage includes information on private insurance options for homeowners, as well as information on the federal government run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire
Rt. 217 Bridge Project – Current Updates -Tues March 8, 2016
- Plum Construction will be beginning construction again 3-14-16 in Derry Borough.
- There will be one lane traffic on the bridge beginning next phase of project – they will be installing electronic traffic signs again at both ends of Rt. 217 for incoming traffic from Blairsville and Latrobe.
- The temporary parking available currently on 3rd Street will become unavailable again for residents as they will resume working in that area.
- The culdesac installation area on Third Street underneath the current bridge will also be closed for construction.