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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I finally got my elevation report back. I am currently at 6.7 feet above sea level. Per the new FEMA Maps my property has to be rebuilt an additional 8 feet. Mind you these new maps do not go into effect until Sept. 2014 but if we do not conform then our Flood Insurance will be upwards of $20,000 per year.

Who wants to climb an additional 8 feet of stairs every day to get into their house. To bring in their groceries. To bring in the new appliances and furnish that was destroyed.

Mind you I am not in the water but I am surrounded by water nearby. The new map has me in a wave action area. I am landlocked so where are the waves? A little piece of my house, like no exaggeration, let's than 4 inches is putting me in the next zone requiring my house to be not only 8 feet higher but the bottom beam under the house and not my living room floor 8 feet above sea level. Had this not been in the new zone I could build with only extending 6 feet on pilings. FEMA says if one inch is in a higher zone then the whole house needs to be.

Yes I am fighting it and the Governor's office is involved but they are saying the maps may be cut back because maybe they overdid the calculations but again I have to wait till 2014 to rebuild then.

Are you kidding me? I can't keep living like a vagabond for 2 years and I certainly can not afford to pay the expenses of my non livable house and a new house till then. The rent in NJ is astronomical it is actually cheaper to own.

I am not a greedy person, not looking for the government for a handout. I just want my cute little house (1150 square feet) back the way it was before the flood.

So far the quotes to elevate the house just 5 feet are $90,000.00. That is just to lift the house and nothing else. That was a quote my girlfriend got, I as of yet have not made any inquiries because I am still reeling from my insurance company only giving me $44,000 to rebuild. Can't take this!

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/1/2013 8:35PM

    Like everyone else I wish there was more that I could do but I do send you lots of HUGS and my postitive thoughts and prayers.

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YATMAMA 2/28/2013 7:56PM

    I just hate this for you. I wish I had a spare million or two to send you!!

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WEDDWT 2/28/2013 1:49PM

    Looking at this from a different perspective, yes, a trouble free life is what we desire, but when the storms come (in this case a literal storm) emoticon emoticon emoticon is it possible to trust in the mystery of suffering?
emoticon emoticon Spring is coming, Yvonne!

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SWEETLIPS 2/28/2013 9:32AM

    emoticon You know the squeeky wheel gets results. I am sorry to hear this and know that you are stressed. You are in our prayers. Will talk to you soon.

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IMEMINE1 2/28/2013 5:32AM

    emoticon Hang in there. I am sure there are others who are upset about this,too. Prayers are with you. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/28/2013 2:38AM

    Yvonne, my heart goes out to you, all that you've had to endure and now this.

Surely things will improve soon, hang in there hun emoticon

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WILLOW49 2/28/2013 12:46AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this news. You have been through so much. Hang on a little longer, something is bound to change for you soon!
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L*I*T*A* 2/28/2013 12:39AM

    this is so soo aweful.......
cannot beleive all you have been through and now this!!!
praying there will be light at the end if the tunnel soon........
there has to be some good news soon......
blessings and hugs.............lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/27/2013 10:40PM

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SUSIEPH1 2/27/2013 10:19PM

    So sorry Yvonne.
What a terrible thing .. I hope you can get this resolved really soon .. I feel for you .. hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/27/2013 9:59PM

    What a nightmare! It is so ridiculous what you are going through.
I hope you get some good news soon. You have had so much to deal with.


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1EMMA2011 2/27/2013 9:46PM

    This is absolutely insane....Where is the common sense! I feel so much for you... Hang in there, hoping they get this fixed for you immediately!!!


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NONIE_C 2/27/2013 8:34PM

    What a mess. I'm so sorry, Yvonne. I wonder if there are other assistance programs that could lend some aid. I mean, where is all the money being raised going? I hope you can get back in your home soon. Keeping you in my prayers.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/27/2013 8:16PM


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    I am so sorry Yvonne. You are in my prayers. I am astonished. My heart goes out to you. Love you.....

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DS9KIE 2/27/2013 7:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (well there are just no words that I can put on here)

I just can't believe that they can do all this to you. Are they wanting you to leave or something?

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SLIMMINJENN 2/27/2013 7:43PM

    i understand the frustration...we have the same issues here with the elevation...the way the gov't keeps going we will all be living in the sky....i hope things get better for you

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