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Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012
On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law the “Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012,” which reauthorizes and reforms the National Flood Insurance Program for the years through September 30, 2017. Residents are strongly encouraged to read all they can about this new legislation. Below is a timeline for the Reform Act to be implemented.
Please click below for a link to the Broome County Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA BUYOUTS – UPDATE
The Village of Johnson City has been informed by FEMA that approval has been granted to the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM) for award to the Village of Johnson City’s sub-grant application 1993-0002 to be funded under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
The Village made an application on behalf of nine (9) homeowners who have volunteered to participate in the HMGP in order to have their flood damaged homes acquired and demolished. The properties identified are located in a special flood hazard area and have been certified substantially damaged by the Village code enforcement officer. The flood damage was a result of Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee.
Please visit the links below for important flood related information:
As we have learned over the last several years, the Village of Johnson City is not immune to flooding. The floods in June of 2006 and September of 2011 caused tremendous damage to countless residents and to the Village’s Departments and infrastructure. The resolve and determination of our residents and employees have helped the Village to recover.
The Village strongly encourages our residents to purchase flood insurance. It is not always as expensive as people think and in the event of a flood, the insurance policy can more than pay for itself.
When a flood occurs, FEMA assistance is not always guaranteed
STEP 1- Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA)
The Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) is a joint assessment used to determine the magnitude and impact of an event’s damage. A FEMA/State team will usually visit local applicants and view their damage first-hand to assess the scope of damage and estimate repair costs. The State uses the results of the PDA to determine if the situation is beyond the combined capabilities of the State and local resources and to verify the need for supplemental Federal assistance. The PDA also identifies any unmet needs that may require immediate attention.
STEP 2 – Presidential Disaster Declaration
Once a disaster has occurred, and the State has declared a state of emergency, the State will evaluate the recovery capabilities of the State and local governments. If it is determined that the damage is beyond their recovery capability, the governor will normally send a request letter to the President, directed through the Regional Director of the appropriate FEMA region. The President then makes the decision whether or not to declare a major disaster or emergency.
After a presidential declaration has been made, FEMA will designate the area eligible for assistance and announce the types of assistance available. FEMA provides supplemental assistance for State and local government recovery expenses, and the Federal share will always be at least 75 percent of the eligible costs.
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Johnson City, NY 13790