Flood Insurance Changes - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Flood Insurance Changes

Flood Insurance Changes

Posted: Updated:

We've endured a physical disaster in the 2011 flood, we can't absorb a financial disaster three years later.

That's how Minot City Manager Dave Waind described a potential increase in flood insurance rates for people living in the Mouse River Valley.

Waind was talking with North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp as she met with city officials to discuss the flood insurance program.

It is certain that people living in the valley in Minot will need flood insurance when FEMA re-draws flood maps based on the record-setting flood.

But there is uncertainty about how high the rates will be.

Heitkamp says a bill all three members of the state's congressional delegation support would delay major rate increases for a few years.

But she says there must be a full look at the flood insurance program to make sure people can still afford to live in their homes.

(Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D) ND) "When I look at the issue of flood insurance I see the issue of home ownership because this issue could make single family home ownership unaffordable in our communities. It's done it in Grafton, it could do it in Minot."

(Curt Zimbelman, Minot Mayor) "I think we're also concerned with valuations in the valley if this doesn't get passed what you're trying to do here, because certainly that will affect values so we're concerned, it's a big deal for Minot."

Senator Heitkamp says the bill to delay flood insurance rate hikes is likely to get a vote in the Senate next week, and she expects it to pass easily.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Law Enforcement Visible on Labor Day Weekend

    Law Enforcement Visible on Labor Day Weekend

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:57:53 GMT
    Labor day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season -- and its a weekend law enforcement across the state want to make sure you survive.
    With that in mind, a strong message of not drinking and driving is being passed on...
    Labor day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season -- and its a weekend law enforcement across the state want to make sure you survive.
    With that in mind, a strong message of not drinking and driving is being passed on...
  • Minot Air Force Base Holds Zombie Run

    Minot Air Force Base Holds Zombie Run

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:45:28 GMT
    Two philanthropic military organizations collaborated to hold a zombie apocalypse fun run at the Minot Air Force Base today.
    Over 250 people were pre-registered as of August first to participate as zombies or runners.
    Two philanthropic military organizations collaborated to hold a zombie apocalypse fun run at the Minot Air Force Base today.
    Over 250 people were pre-registered as of August first to participate as zombies or runners.
  • Two People Shot By Minot Police

    Two People Shot By Minot Police

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:03:07 GMT
    UPDATED with name of one suspect:Two people were shot by Minot Police officers in an early morning incident Saturday.

    25-year-old Brandon T. Butler of Minot has been released from the hospital, while the other is still hospitalized.
    UPDATED with name of one suspect:Two people were shot by Minot Police officers in an early morning incident Saturday.

    25-year-old Brandon T. Butler of Minot has been released from the hospital, while the other is still hospitalized.

Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.