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FEMA flood rules keeping some Long Beach homeowners from rebuilding

Homeowners say that FEMA rules mean they have

Homeowners say that FEMA rules mean they have to raise their homes higher above sea level. (January 24, 2013 3:51 PM)

Homeowners on the west end of Long Beach are finding it difficult to settle insurance claims due to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood guidelines that mandate they raise their homes higher above sea level. FEMA guidelines say that homes must be 8 to 20 feet above sea level to be in compliance with flood rules. Homeowners say that estimates for the project to raise their homes 8 feet...

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