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November 1, 2001
Bryce Alderton Fewer property owners in Huntington Beach will be required to pay flood insurance. That is, if no appeals are made in the next 90 days to changes that the Federal Emergency Management Agency made to the flood insurance rate map for Huntington Beach. The changes alter the boundaries of the area considered a flood hazard zone in the southwest section of the city, effectively reducing the number of property owners required to pay flood insurance.
NEWS
April 3, 2003
Jenny Marder Surf City Congressman Dana Rohrabacher requested federal funds on Friday to study the possibility of widening the East Garden Grove Wintersburg Channel to protect the surrounding area from flooding, improve water quality and, eventually, eliminate the need for residents to buy flood insurance. The congressman asked for $300,000 from the Energy and Water Appropriations Committee to determine if widening the channel is economically and environmentally viable.
NEWS
May 25, 2000
Kenneth Ma New flood plain maps, flood insurance and who needs it will be the topic of two public meetings Tuesday held by U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). Between 50% to 60% of residents in Huntington Beach reside in areas that are subjected to the 100 year flood threat, said Susan Pierce, a city associate planner. That means there is a 1% chance that a major flood could occur in those areas. In Fountain Valley, 72% of the city lies within special flood zones, said City Manager Ray Kromer.
NEWS
February 21, 2002
Bryce Alderton About 13,000 Huntington Beach residents will be saving big bucks in the years to come since they are no longer required to pay flood insurance according to the city's planning department. On Feb. 13 the 90-day window closed to appeal a new flood control map drawn up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Since no appeals were filed, fewer property owners in the southwest portion of the city will be required to pay flood insurance.
NEWS
January 11, 2001
Torus Tammer Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has announced that as of Wednesday, the new flood plain maps for the southern part of Fountain Valley releases all property owners from needing to have mandatory flood insurance. Rohrabacher acknowledged the involvement of the Fountain Valley City Council, as well as the Orange County Board of Supervisors in his 12-year advocacy of the Santa Ana River flood control project. "I am pleased that property owners in the area south of Slater Avenue and north of Garfield Avenue are no longer required to purchase mandatory flood insurance," Rohrabacher said, adding that the property owners would also be entitled to a refund of the balance of their flood insurance premiums.
NEWS
June 27, 2002
Jose Paul Corona The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $11 million of upgrades to the Talbert and Huntington Beach channels at its meeting on Tuesday. The upgrades will consist of sheet piling placed along the sides of the levees and along the earthen bottoms of the channels, said Hiram Downard, an engineer with the city's public works division. The addition of sheet piling will allow the channels to hold more water, Downard said.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- City officials have adopted a flood management plan that should lower the insurance rates of many residents for another year. The City Council, which approved the plan last week, expects insurance rates will be cut by about 15% for residents living in local flood zones. "We're a very flat city, and almost 100% of our rainwater and storm runoff has to be pumped out into a flood channel," said Councilman Tom Harman, adding that flooding during stormy weather is expected in the area.
NEWS
October 12, 2000
Torus Tammer FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- This is Mark McCurdy's first run for City Council. But that doesn't stop him from jumping deep into the issues.McCurdy said at a recent candidates forum that one of the most important issues facing the city is recreational vehicle storage on public streets. "There are many opinions on this issue," McCurdy said. "One side asserts that it is their inalienable right to store their motor home anywhere they like, usually in front of their home.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | October 18, 2007
An eroding levee in northeast Huntington Beach is a flood emergency and must be fixed now, county supervisors voted unanimously at their meeting this week. Supervisors authorized $8 million to $10 million to fix 3,800 feet of levee on the East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel, a stretch from Graham Street to its opening at Pacific Coast Highway. Orange County Flood Control District officials said the work would take about 75 days after a sped-up bidding process that could get things going by the end of the month.
NEWS
November 21, 2002
Parkside should be restored as wetlands I believe that area should be restored to the wetlands. Personally, I'm a very big believer in that, and I don't think we need more homes. I think we need to keep the beauty in Huntington Beach. I think it would be a real shame if we lose the wetlands and I know that little parcel there is important and necessary to make that whole wetlands work, so I really hope that no buildings go in there because it's not going to work.
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By Michael Alexander | October 18, 2007
An eroding levee in northeast Huntington Beach is a flood emergency and must be fixed now, county supervisors voted unanimously at their meeting this week. Supervisors authorized $8 million to $10 million to fix 3,800 feet of levee on the East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel, a stretch from Graham Street to its opening at Pacific Coast Highway. Orange County Flood Control District officials said the work would take about 75 days after a sped-up bidding process that could get things going by the end of the month.
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NEWS
April 3, 2003
Jenny Marder Surf City Congressman Dana Rohrabacher requested federal funds on Friday to study the possibility of widening the East Garden Grove Wintersburg Channel to protect the surrounding area from flooding, improve water quality and, eventually, eliminate the need for residents to buy flood insurance. The congressman asked for $300,000 from the Energy and Water Appropriations Committee to determine if widening the channel is economically and environmentally viable.
NEWS
March 13, 2003
Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Chris Cox have successfully lobbied President George W. Bush for continued federal funding of the 20-year Santa Ana River flood control project. Bush has included $19.8 million in funding for four such projects in his budget covering the 2003-04 fiscal year, which would begin Oct. 1. The money would, local officials hope, go toward removing Orange County's flood-plane designation from the area that requires homeowners to shell out at least $800 per year for flood insurance.
NEWS
November 21, 2002
Parkside should be restored as wetlands I believe that area should be restored to the wetlands. Personally, I'm a very big believer in that, and I don't think we need more homes. I think we need to keep the beauty in Huntington Beach. I think it would be a real shame if we lose the wetlands and I know that little parcel there is important and necessary to make that whole wetlands work, so I really hope that no buildings go in there because it's not going to work.
NEWS
June 27, 2002
Jose Paul Corona The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $11 million of upgrades to the Talbert and Huntington Beach channels at its meeting on Tuesday. The upgrades will consist of sheet piling placed along the sides of the levees and along the earthen bottoms of the channels, said Hiram Downard, an engineer with the city's public works division. The addition of sheet piling will allow the channels to hold more water, Downard said.
NEWS
February 21, 2002
Bryce Alderton About 13,000 Huntington Beach residents will be saving big bucks in the years to come since they are no longer required to pay flood insurance according to the city's planning department. On Feb. 13 the 90-day window closed to appeal a new flood control map drawn up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Since no appeals were filed, fewer property owners in the southwest portion of the city will be required to pay flood insurance.
NEWS
November 1, 2001
Bryce Alderton Fewer property owners in Huntington Beach will be required to pay flood insurance. That is, if no appeals are made in the next 90 days to changes that the Federal Emergency Management Agency made to the flood insurance rate map for Huntington Beach. The changes alter the boundaries of the area considered a flood hazard zone in the southwest section of the city, effectively reducing the number of property owners required to pay flood insurance.
NEWS
January 11, 2001
Torus Tammer Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has announced that as of Wednesday, the new flood plain maps for the southern part of Fountain Valley releases all property owners from needing to have mandatory flood insurance. Rohrabacher acknowledged the involvement of the Fountain Valley City Council, as well as the Orange County Board of Supervisors in his 12-year advocacy of the Santa Ana River flood control project. "I am pleased that property owners in the area south of Slater Avenue and north of Garfield Avenue are no longer required to purchase mandatory flood insurance," Rohrabacher said, adding that the property owners would also be entitled to a refund of the balance of their flood insurance premiums.
NEWS
November 2, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Some residents and Realtors are hoping to make their mark on a federal flood insurance program. Citizens Against Forced Flood Insurance, a fledging group started by Realtors with Century 21's Beachside offices, has attracted about 200 residents from the city, as well as Fountain Valley and Westminster, to air concerns over the National Flood Insurance Program and the effect it ...
NEWS
October 12, 2000
Torus Tammer FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- This is Mark McCurdy's first run for City Council. But that doesn't stop him from jumping deep into the issues.McCurdy said at a recent candidates forum that one of the most important issues facing the city is recreational vehicle storage on public streets. "There are many opinions on this issue," McCurdy said. "One side asserts that it is their inalienable right to store their motor home anywhere they like, usually in front of their home.
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