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  1. Higgins Fights FEMA on Buffalo Flood Maps

    ... Agency (FEMA) today challenging the agency’s proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map for portions of the City of Buffalo. “This is yet another example of the flawed FEMA flood map program forcing local residents to pay into a system that they will ...

    Apr 19, 2010

  2. Higgins Blasts Trump Proposal for Increased Flood Insurance Fees to Help Pay for the Wall

    ... proposal to increase fees for property owners in flood zones to help pay for a wall along the southern border outrageous and ... appropriators opposing an increase in National Flood Insurance Program premiums for homeowners to assist with the expense of ... “Property owners living in federally designated flood zones are already made to pay hundreds of dollars in additional insurance ...

    Apr 5, 2017

  3. Congressman Higgins Pushes for Termination of National Flood Insurance Program

    ... Miller (MI-10) in introducing an amendment to H.R. 1309, the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011, which would terminate the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  “The Flood Insurance Program ...

    Jul 12, 2011

  4. Higgins Objects to FEMA Flood Maps For Niagara Falls

    ... Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the agency to re-study the flood risk for Cayuga Island in Niagara Falls and reinstate the prior flood insurance map from 2010 until errors in the new map are addressed. ...

    Jul 15, 2021

  5. Higgins, Szymanski & Iafallo Team Up to Fight Lackawanna Flood Maps

    ... up to fight for the removal of Lackawanna homes from the flood zone, a designation that mandates homeowners carry flood insurance at a cost of hundreds of dollars a year.     ...

    Oct 24, 2012

  6. Higgins Votes No On Flood Insurance Bill

    ... a broken Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood insurance program.  Under the bill, residents whose homes fall into designated flood zones would see a significant rate increases in addition to a new $25 ...

    Mar 5, 2014

  7. Higgins Fights Flood Map for Old First Ward

    ... Higgins (NY-27) is again waging a fight against federal flood maps, this time taking aim at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood zone in the City of Buffalo’s Old First Ward.  “Again we see ...

    Mar 11, 2011

  8. Higgins Calls for Expedited Timeline, Flood Resistant Design for West Seneca Bridge

    ... Conveying Route 240 Over Buffalo Creek and the January 11 Flood   Dear Commissioner McDonald:   On Saturday, January 11 ...  Additional costs associated with making the bridge more flood-resilient may be an eligible use of some of the Hazard Mitigation Grant ...

    Jan 29, 2014

  9. Higgins & Massa Continue Fight for Individual Assistance for Flood Victims

    ... thank you for declaring a major disaster declaration for the flood ravaged areas of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie Counties for last ... those that will receive additional aid to repair and replace flood-damaged roads, bridges and other public property in these areas. ...

    Sep 3, 2009

  10. In Response to Congressman Higgins, NYSDOT Confirms New West Seneca Bridge Will Feature Flood Resistant Design

    ... and provides a positive step forward in a long-term, flood-resistant solution for these neighborhoods.”  In a response to ... the bridge location.”  She goes on to detail the new flood-resistant features, “The bridge over the Buffalo River is 103 years ...

    Mar 19, 2014