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  •  Does "pay for your damage" include... (4+ / 0-)

    buying me out, or do I have to abandon my Cape May County (elevation 8-10 feet) property?

    My property is currently valued at $145K with $100K for the land and $45K for the house and garage, insurance wouldn't hafta pay more than the replacement cost for my house, but if it were decreed that I can't be paid for the total loss of value, how am I going get a new place to live with only the $45K for the house?

    Can't even buy a mobile home for that much.

    (I didn't buy the property, my Gramma did about sixty years ago...I want to get the heck outta there, but there are three houses for sale around me that have been for sale for more than three years!)

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:17:25 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, I don't have a well thought out plan (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm just stating the obvious, the inevitability of climate change means we're going to have to come up with a different plan for flood insurance. I don't know what that plan will be but we won't be able to keep doing what we're doing.

      Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:20:30 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not worried too much for me.... (4+ / 0-)

        ...but Gramma's house in the Villas is the only piece of inter-generational wealth transfer I have to offer my daughters and granddaughters, and on that time scale, I can easily see the house either losing a lot of it's value, or even becoming uninhabitable....I gotta get outta this place!

        "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

        by leftykook on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 05:39:29 PM PDT

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