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New construction requirements and federal flood maps that he heard about this.
This is a huge mess now forcing some of the victims of super -- -- to make some very tough and very expensive choices.
Some residents in the northeast including many in the -- -- Jersey Shore area must now decide.
Whether to spend thousands of dollars raising their homes above the new flood level provisions or face extreme insurance premiums which -- could cost more than 30000 dollars a year.
Rick Leventhal live -- -- the live from Toms River New Jersey.
Yet call the Mississippi Gulf Coast and tell -- what happened after Katrina this is what happens after after storms like this.
Good afternoon northeast welcome to the south world.
Yeah and -- served in some people's eyes getting more -- out -- the closer you live to the water the more you're gonna have to pay an insurance premiums the folks who.
Live in a house here with their vacation home they face a tough choice go back outstanding year this morning.
But if they just fix that up -- the new FEMA flood maps their insurance would have gone through the roof but if they raised it up on stilts that would have also been very expensive so this is what happened.
They tore the place down.
And they're gonna build a brand new two story home.
A few feet off the ground on this location up on piling we were here -- the homeowner Debbie clay she woke up a split -- bit lucky I'll watch her -- being flattened but.
Says she's keeping things in respect.
We're not the worst off here there's so many people that have their primary homes that have been taken from then they can't live and -- Tell.
I mean this is.
I know we're not the worse off hurt you know there's a lot of other people that are worse -- -- we are.
The -- -- dipping into their 401K to pay for the new house are hoping that insurance will give them some money but they haven't seen any yet you have.
Yeah and it's possible that they -- won't get any at all just as happened on the Mississippi coast.
If it was if it was the water that take your house -- you got nothing if it was the wind you get something but did you got to raise your house up 31 feet.
Not everybody can afford to build a new house.
Ryan a lot of people now stations and very difficult choices we met another family judge -- chose choose that -- and her husband they lived out of pine creek up -- beach New Jersey.
The house that was built by her grandfather back in the 1940s they got four feet of water and sandy that was their first -- ever.
They had no flood insurance because they weren't in a flood zone.
They got 31000 dollars an emergency FEMA -- they spent at the fix up the place now they have new maps that put their new house their house in a flood zone.
And they had -- at -- start all over again.
The Smart thing for us to do would've been too weak and not spend any money and the house until we realized.
How high up asked to go until it solidified because it's just wasting money because it's meant -- -- -- -- you have to carry down.
All these maps -- haven't been finished yet a lot of people still don't know still don't know they should spend their insurance money if it's going to be a wasted time down the road.
-- -- years after Katrina -- feel their pain Rick Leventhal forced Toms River New Jersey this afternoon thanks.
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