Federal Program Slashes Flood Insurance Costs

By Logan Hall

Ventura County residents in unincorporated areas are receiving a break on flood insurance. After county officials enacted a federal program that rewards a community’s flood preparedness level, property owners in places like Ojai’s East End along San Antonio and Thacher Creeks will receive a 20 percent discount on flood insurance. The helping hand comes at a time when some homeowners are paying large sums to protect their property from flooding costs. “We’re paying $1,700 a year for flood insurance,” said Christine Roe,

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