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National Flood Insurance Probation for West Pittston, PA

Discussion in 'Floodplain Management' started by jar546, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

    Oct 16, 2009
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    I have some real insight as to what happened in this situation back in 2012 as a result of a flood event in 2011.

    Release date:
    August 10, 2012
    Release Number:
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Borough of West Pittston, PA, is scheduled to be placed on probationary status with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on October 1, 2012, unless the Borough is able to address identified corrective actions prior to that date. FEMA sent a letter to the Borough on June 5, 2012, that identified floodplain management violations and program deficiencies that must be corrected.

    The deficiencies cited in the probation letter include failure to manage floodplain development in accordance with the Borough’s floodplain program, and lack of adequate record keeping. Direct violations of the community’s flood damage prevention ordinance include lack of enforcement on substantially flood damaged structures following the September 2011 floods.

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