Levee problems could cause Calif. county's insurance rates to soar

07/26/2007 | Appeal-Democrat (Marysville-Yuba City, Calif.)

Federal flood insurance rates in Sutter County, Calif., will at least double and could soar more than 700% if the county doesn't improve its levees to meet 100-year protection standards, officials say. The area will be moved into one of FEMA's high-risk "A" flood zones if the FEMA remapping of the county determines that the levees don't meet the 100-year protection, and that will prompt property insurance rates to skyrocket.

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Appeal-Democrat (Marysville-Yuba City, Calif.)

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