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FEMA Announces Changes to Flood Insurance Rate Maps that Include Orange, CT

At Floor D?cor, we learned that FEMA is planning on revising the current flood insurance rate maps for areas within our state, and this includes Orange, CT. This is an important issue for all homeowners in our area. Local meeting are scheduled to help homeowners better understand what is happening. The meetings will be held from 4 to 7 pm at these locations. Monday, March 27, 2017 - North Haven, Town Hall, 18 Church Street, second floor conference room; and Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Bristol, Main Library, 5 High Street, meeting room 3.

According the press release, local homeowners (and business owners) should bring to the meetings their current elevation certificates and/or flood insurance policies to get the best information on how their flood insurance rates may be changing due to the revised maps and flood insurance program changes. The story began as follows:

"On May 16, 2017, revised flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) will become effective in twenty communities within the Quinnipiac River watershed - Ansonia, Branford, Bristol, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford*, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven*, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect*, Plainville, Southington, Wallingford, and Woodbridge.?


Carpet stores in CT are concerned about this, too, because when floods happen, flooring is often one of the most damaged parts of homes and businesses. We hate it when flooding happens, but we know it does happen, and we are always ready to help those whose homes or businesses are affected with damaged flooring.

While it is certainly true that all types of flooring can be damaged by water, a few types of flooring are especially susceptible to water. Two of those are hardwood flooring and carpeting. Wood and water do not play well with each other. If your hardwood flooring is exposed to standing water, that water is likely to get into the wood fibers. That can lead to warping, buckling, and separation of planks. Carpet can also be ruined if it, too, is left under standing water. The problems of water on carpet are numerous, and damage to the sub-floor can also cause homeowners and businesses problems.

Most quality carpet stores in CT can answer any questions that you may have about your flooring, and that includes our professionals at Floor D?cor in Orange, CT.