Diane Fox’s informational meeting on FEMA may be moved

A year ago today, Old Greenwich parents arrive to pick up their children after early school closing

A year ago today, Old Greenwich parents arrive to pick up their children after early school closing

Anticipating a large crowd for next Wednesday’s meeting on the new FEMA regulations and how they affect Greenwich home owners, Town Planner Diane Fox tried to reserve the large conference room at town hall, only to discover that another town agency has preempted the space. Stay tuned for its new location and, possibly, date.

In the meantime, here are some useful links on the same topic sent out today by the Connecticut Association of Realtors.

FEMA’S Rate Relief Programs

In anticipation of increasing flood insurance rates, FEMA identifies several options that may directly or indirectly result in flood insurance discounts to policyholders.

  • NFIP Community Rating System
    The NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) offers insurance premium discounts (up to 45 percent) for individuals in communities implementing floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the NFIP. By implementing CRS floodplain management best practices, flood losses are reduced, public safety is enhanced, and the cost of flood insurance is decreased.
  • Elevation Certificates
    An Elevation Certificate is an important tool that documents your building’s elevation. The below fact sheet provides valuable information for homeowners including guidance for obtaining an Elevation Certificate which is necessary for determining full-risk rates in high-risk zones. It may also show that you may be paying too much for flood insurance.
  • FEMA Flood Map Appeal
    If a person believes their property was incorrectly included in a NFIP-identified Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), they may submit an application to FEMA for a formal determination of the property’s location and/or elevation relative to the SFHA.
  • Raise the Deductible
    And like any other insurance policy, you can always raise the deductible.



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12 responses to “Diane Fox’s informational meeting on FEMA may be moved

  1. EOSredux

    I think I’ve mentioned this before but if bears repeating: This Old House entire season is devoted to rebuilding three homes destroyed along the Jersey shore. Each house is being raised (and one got razed before being raised again!) it’s fascinating and informative to see the process of engineering the pylons, the installation of them by pile driver, the varying height requirements from town to town, the headaches, the money. Anyone in Greenwich who might be affected by the new FEMA map should be watching and recording this series.

    • Cos Cobber

      I am watching it, terrific programming and yes, must see for anyone in the CT floodzone pondering their options. I also enjoyed their last series on that Victorian rebuild in Cambridge MA.

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    Here are my thoughts on Diane Fox:

    Your Pal,

  3. Walt

    Dude –
    So I went to Port Chester today. No, I wasn’t looking for Puerto Rican hookers, although I did see a few. Quiero un chico grande lleve? So I admit I got side tracked for a few minutes, but hey. I am human. You heathen.

    But you have to go to Kneaded Bread. I know, it’s a totally homo pretend to be whitty name, but their bread will give you a chubby. I am talking squirt in your pants good here. Bread is the most underrated part of a sandwich. It is the part that gets no respect. Just like you. Do you agree? You decrepit little piece of crust.

    Anyhows, why can’t we have places like this in Greenwich? I get the bad bagel rule, because you Wasp’s won’t sell to the Jews, but why can’t we get some good local non Jew bread? This place was outstanding!!

    So you really have to try it. And I have no investment in it.
    You Wonder Bread eating slob.

    Your Pal,

    • Yos Bagelsbane

      They’re pronounced “beggles” by WASPS who wish to pretend they’ve never hoid o’ deh tings. Anyway, decent bagels aren’t that hard to produce. What, Grennitch ain’t got a good baikrey?!

      • A lifetime ago, I lived in Brookline MA near an AMAZING bagel bakery. The big problem was that the owners were so observant that the place was closed pretty much half the time I’d stop in.

    • Anonymous

      Village Bagels on Greenwich Avenue isn’t half bad.

  4. Pete

    I’ve going to Kneaded Bread for a while. Excellent baguettes. If you don’t find street parking on North Main St., there’s additional parking in a lot just south of the railroad tracks.

  5. FOR THE RECORD…the WSJ and other new “experts” are boiler plate wrong.
    NJ/Fla. examples are not relevant to Greenwich.
    The tide and time for 100 year storm calculations here were/are wrong.
    Sandy proved that fact.
    Add in the recalculation of every recorded Hurricane strength storm recorded HERE and what is being imposed is a prime example of pathetic state of Sate planning.
    I have worked on Coastal Projects & Studies for near 40 years (YIKES) and learned how barrier beach venues are truly DIFFERENT from each other especially when LONG ISLAND is your Barrier Beach add in East/West orientation of Sound and we are blessed not cursed.
    Sorry to cadre of “lifeboat chasers” that Town Hall is foisting….
    Answer: Coastal Revitalization not Coastal ReRegualtion…..