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Rhode Island FEMA Flood Insurance Outreach Meetings Sponsored By RIEMA

Rhode Island FEMA Flood Insurance Outreach Meetings Sponsored By RIEMA

 

High Water Sign

Protect Yourself From Flooding. FEMA/Patsy Lynch

Rhode Island Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act Outreach Meetings in Bristol County, Kent County, Newport County, Providence County & Washington County

In July 2012, the U.S. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which reauthorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2017. The NFIP is a federal program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Now is the Time! RIEMA Urges Rhode Islanders to Buy Flood Insurance

Now is the Time! RIEMA Urges Rhode Islanders to Buy Flood Insurance
Foster Survey Company

Foster Survey Company

Here’s an timely press release from the RI Emergency Management Agency about the importance of flood insurance:

In 2010, it was historic floods. In 2011, it was Tropical Storm Irene. In 2012, it was Hurricane Sandy. Rhode Island has experienced several significant flooding events in the past three years. Is your home or business financially protected from flood damages?

This week (March 18-22) is National Flood Awareness Week. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) urges anyone who owns or rents property near a body of water to purchase flood READ MORE »

Foster Survey Company FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate

Foster Survey Company FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate

Foster Survey Company prepares FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates in Rhode Island. As a property owner, you might need a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate to:

  • Protect your property
  • And to obtain Flood Insurance

At Foster Survey Company, FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates are easily ordered online.

FEMA Identifies and Maps Special Flood Hazard Areas

One function of FEMA, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, is to prepare for and mitigate loss of life and property from rising waters resulting from floods and hurricanes. Administering the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA identifies and maps Special Flood Hazard Areas. These Special Flood Hazard Areas are then mapped onto Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Community Flooding

The Flood Insurance Rate Maps for your community identifies those areas prone to flooding

Flooded Property

Specific flood zones identify where flooding will likely occur, resulting from a 100-year storm events and where studied, the calculated elevation those flood waters will rise to.

The Foster Survey Company FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates service includes:

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

First, we research the specific Flood Insurance Rate Map for your property.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

We also identify other geographical data, or GIS data, to help us in mapping the flood zones on or near to your land.

GPS Control Survey

When a published elevation benchmark is not available near your property, which is often, we conduct a highly precise and accurate GPS Control Survey to set a benchmark near your land.

Elevation Survey

We then measure the elevations of your home’s floors, mechanical equipment, like your furnace and water heater, for example, and the land elevations immediately adjacent to your house.

Measure for Elevations

Part of the service includes taking measurements inside your home. We will work around your schedule, to make the process as easy and painless as possible.

Order Your Foster Survey Company FEMA Elevation Certificate

To order your FEMA Elevation Certificate, Foster Survey Company offers two easy options.

  1. When you need a FEMA Elevation Certificate in a hurry, we offer an Expedited Service.
  2. If our Expedited Service is not needed, you can order our Regular Service, which is every bit as accurate and gets done in a timely manner, and at a very reasonable price.

You can order your Foster Survey Company FEMA Elevation Certificate by visiting www.fostersurvey.com/store and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch via:

Foster Survey Company  – Because Trust and Experience Matter

We are experienced RI Land Surveyors helping property owners to protect, improve and develop their property.

About Foster Survey Company

Foster Survey Company

Foster Survey Company is a Rhode Island Professional Land Surveying Company established in March of 1993We are Registered Licensed RI Professional Land Surveyors serving all Rhode IslandBecause Trust and Experience Matter, our core beliefs are to give superior professional land surveying services that will benefit you with: Value, Experience, and Quality!

Foster Survey Company Solutions: eLOMA Eliminates Federal Flood Insurance

Foster Survey Company Solutions: eLOMA Eliminates Federal Flood Insurance
FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Glocester RI

FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Glocester, RI

Would you like to reduce or eliminate Federal Flood Insurance altogether?

Does it surprise you that even though you’ve been told you need FEMA Flood Insurance, that you might not need it at all?

And, did you know that even when FEMA maps your house in a flood zone that the FEMA mapping could be incorrect?

In this Foster Survey Company Solutions case study, we’ll investigate an example where two homeowners, Mary and Joe, discover that the FEMA mapping of their property is incorrect and that flood insurance is now not mandatory.

More importantly, you’ll learn how Foster Survey Company can work with you and FEMA, by preparing an eLOMA Letter of Map Amendment, to remove your house from the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), effectively eliminating Federal flood insurance purchase as a condition of Federal or federally backed financing.

Foster Survey Company Solutions: eLOMA Eliminates Federal Flood Insurance

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RI Land Surveying Company Celebrates Nineteen Years In Business-Foster Survey Company Est. March, 1993

RI Land Surveying Company Celebrates Nineteen Years In Business-Foster Survey Company Est. March, 1993

RI Land Surveying Company Foster Survey Company Celebrates Nineteen Years In Business!

RI Land Surveying Company Celebrates Nineteen Years In Business-Foster Survey Company Est. March, 1993

RI Land Surveying Company Celebrates Nineteen Years In Business-Foster Survey Company Est. March, 1993

To meet the need for expert, timely, accurate, and quality local land surveying services, in March of 1993, Foster Survey Company was established.

Focused on servicing the land surveying needs of Foster and neighboring northwestern Rhode Island communities in those early days, we could only imagine then how Foster Survey Company would evolve into one of Rhode Island’s most experienced and trusted land surveying companies.

When Trust and Experience Matters!

This March 2012, Foster Survey Company celebrates nineteen years as a RI business. Marking these 19 years of providing exceptional service as a RI land surveying leader in professional land surveying, advanced surveying technology use, and surveying experience throughout RI, we would like to thank the thousands of loyal and repeat clients from every corner of Rhode Island that have made possible our success and longevity!

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Save $100 Online with IRENE11 RI Land Surveying Coupon Code at Foster Survey Company

Save $100 Online with IRENE11 RI Land Surveying Coupon Code at Foster Survey Company
Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene. Credit: NASA

As Rhode Island continues to cleanup from the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, we have a new Free $100 Coupon Code for all Foster Survey Company professional land surveying services and products purchased online during the month of September.

Our initial thought was to provide a coupon code for FEMA Applications, specifically for purchasing a  FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate for those of you looking to purchase flood insurance, but because of the extensive damage and hardship caused by this natural disaster, we decided to extend these savings to all of our Professional Land Surveying Products.

Save $100 in September With This FREE Coupon Code

Here are the details:

Save $100 on all online land surveying purchases made during the month of September.

Expiration Date: September 30, 2011

Coupon Code: IRENE11

How Does This FREE Coupon Code Work?

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RI FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates Easily Ordered Online

RI FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates Easily Ordered Online
Flood Map

Sample Flood Map (FIRMette)

Navigating the ins and outs of purchasing flood insurance is difficult enough without having to worry about purchasing a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate. That’s why we at Foster Survey Company have made it easy to order RI FEMA Elevation Certificates online.

FEMA Elevation Certificate

The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F). The Elevation Certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings.
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

RI FEMA Elevation Certificate Easily Ordered Online

Let Foster Survey Company give our prompt and expert professional land surveying services when you need to buy a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate .

Rhode Island FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates Easily Ordered Online Buy Now!


About Foster Survey Company

Foster Survey Company

Foster Survey Company is a Rhode Island Professional Land Surveying Company established in March of 1993. We are Registered Licensed RI Professional Land Surveyors serving all Rhode Island. Our core beliefs are to provide superior professional land surveying services that will benefit you with: Value, Experience, and Quality!

Did You Know There’s a 30-Day Waiting Period For New Flood Insurance Policies To Take Effect?

Did You Know There’s a 30-Day Waiting Period For New Flood Insurance Policies To Take Effect?
High Water Sign

Protect Yourself From Flooding. FEMA/Patsy Lynch

Last week we were working on a few FEMA Elevation Certificates and fielding calls and questions about flood zones, so I wrote FEMA Flood Zone Designations Defined. In researching for that article, I came across FEMA produced videos of last spring’s historic floods in Rhode Island (see below).

Also, in looking at the requirements for purchasing Flood Insurance, I was reminded of one very important fact when purchasing a new Flood Insurance Policy.

What is the Waiting Period for New Flood Insurance Policies to Take Effect?

You may be surprised to learn that if you purchase a new Flood Insurance policy, you might not be covered immediately. In fact, you likely won’t be covered for flood damages under your new Flood Insurance Policy for the first month, as there’s a 30-day waiting period for new Flood Insurance policies to take effect.

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FEMA Flood Zone Designations Defined

FEMA Flood Zone Designations Defined
Flooded Homes

Flooded Homes

We’ve been getting a lot of calls and inquiries lately from people needing a FEMA Elevation Certificate to secure Flood Insurance. In talking with clients, we are often asked:

  1. What are flood zones?
  2. What are flood zone designations and which flood zone designations require mandatory flood insurance purchase?

We hope this article answers at least a few of your questions, but if you have more questions, then please feel free to call us at 401-647-9240 or visit our Contact Page for other options.

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