I swear…this is a really confusing subject. Maybe I’m just dumb. It would appear that FEMA has, in fact, released the dreaded flood map that will require folks around here to buy flood insurance. Except…maybe not.
According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, Foster City residents will be required to buy flood insurance as a result of this map except:
“The flood map will not impact insurance rates at least until December, however, as levee improvements the city of San Mateo is currently making should bring the Shoreview neighborhood and Foster City out of the flood zone completely”.
Huh? We’ve always thought that the levee construction taken by San Mateo will resolve the levee issues that have caused the remapping. It would appear from the article that the insurance rates will become effective in December…but the levee repairs will be completed by January 2012. Does that mean the FC homeowners need to pay only one month of flood insurance? Is that map removed or redone in 2012?
I’m confused…here’s the Daily Journal story. If you know the answers to this feel free to enlighten me…and us.