Findlay avoids flood insurance program probation

Findlay has avoided being put on probation for the National Flood Insurance Program.

After submitting documents to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials cleared up 112 potential issues the federal organization took with the city’s compliance to agency standards.

In April, FEMA officials didn’t have documentation of updates to drainage systems and flood plans in subdivisions, such as Hunters Creek, when the organization sent a letter to city officials, warning them of possible violations, Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer said.

The letter warned of probation that could result in an additional $50 to each flood insurance premium. The letter “set off some real alarms” in some city officials, even though the probation warning was simply protocol FEMA includes in warning letters, Schmelzer said.


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