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Scientists Vow to Report Flood Risk for Every U.S. Property for Free

Flood risk is a combination of the chance of a flood occurring and the consequences of the flood for people, property and infrastructure (figure 12). The consequences of a flood depend upon how exposed the community is to flooding and how vulnerable its people, property and infrastructure are to the flood’s impacts.

 · The premium for a flood insurance policy varies depending on how much insurance is purchased, what it covers and the property’s flood risk. Most policies can be bought with minimum coverage of $20,000 for the home and $8,000 for contents.

The sample maps showing Philadelphia and Kansas City outline the 1 in 100-year floodplain derived from the model, which simulates flooding in every river basin in the continental U.S. Darker blues.

A report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that nearly 311,000 coastal homes, worth $117.5 billion, are at risk of chronic flooding due to sea-level rise over the next 30 years.

Labour looking at housing and land proposals affecting lettings market and tax – PropertyWire "Labour (along with similar proposals from the Greens and Lib Dems) proposes to introduce a Land Value Tax. (LVT) – hereafter called the "garden tax", which will be based on three per cent of the value of land for each property. "For many homeowners this could represent a massive increase in their annual tax bill and force the sale of gardens in order to reduce bills."

Southeast England is forecast to have a mixture of showers and rain-free days for the rest of this week. fourteen severe flood warnings for the Thames, indicating a risk to life, have been lifted by the Environment Agency, though two are still in place on the Somerset Levels in southwest England, where the country’s largest ever pumping operation continues in a bid to drain inundated land.

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Kenneth R. Harney, syndicated real estate columnist for Washington Post, dies New appraisal rules under fire – freerepublic.com –  · New appraisal rules under fire .. real estate agents, consumers and lenders. By Kenneth R. Harney . Syndicated columnist . WASHINGTON – It’s by far the hottest controversy in real estate this summer and it could directly affect the value of your house – probably negatively – by tens of thousands of dollars.

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) REVERE, MA – Revere Beach could look more like Bikini Bottom by 2100, according to a new report. The data compiler 24/7 Wall Street used information by the Union of Concerned.

Here’s what’s happened as buyers tire of getting beat up by Bellingham housing market during the week. Hope the construction gang hurries and gets us wrapped up on the outside. Be safe all ships! October 4, 2011 – A quiet beautiful week of Fall here for Northern IL and Chicagoland..

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Prominent apartment developer calls for more affordable housing Salt Lake City mayor calls for new affordable housing. – (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Liberty Blvd Apartments at 455 S. 700 East in Salt Lake is a new development with 266 units that has 20 percent affordable housing available for $560.

10 measures that must be taken to prevent more flooding in the future Industry experts have warned that the economic cost of storms could hit £6bn Katie Grant @kt_grant

Nonprofit To Make Up-To-Date Flood Risk Data Free In Ocean City. Foundation is working to make flood risk data publicly available for every home nationally.. risk at an individual property.

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