Flood insurance hikes causing concern in Montour County

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DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Flooding concerns are being raised in multiple Central Pennsylvania communities as insurances are rising.

SEDA-COG, a public development organization, is holding meetings in various areas to speak to residents about flood mitigation. Several informative meetings have already been held.

Their mission is to see what can be done with local levies and other flood preventions to lower insurance premiums and make it known what outlets homeowners can take.

“What it means for them, a lot of these folks are seeing big increases,” says Terri Provost, the project coordinator for SEDA-COG. “Maybe last year they were being a thousand, and now they are paying 13-hundred dollars a year. They’re going to be prices out of their homes.”

Montour County Emergency Management Agency spoke at Wednesday’s meeting about what people should do in case of a flooding emergency.

The county is looking to raise the levy in Danville. They hope to get grants to pay for the upgrades.

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