flood insurance http://wrvo.org en Cuomo skeptical about House vote on Sandy aid http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-skeptical-about-house-vote-sandy-aid <p>After facing intense pressure from both parties for failing to pass a $60 billion federal relief package for Hurricane Sandy victims, Republicans in the House of Representatives now say they will vote on part of the flood insurance program Friday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has doubts they will follow through. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:37:33 +0000 Marie Cusick 31403 at http://wrvo.org The city of Syracuse urges FEMA to reconsider flood maps http://wrvo.org/post/city-syracuse-urges-fema-reconsider-flood-maps <p>The battle raging over federal flood maps in Central New York hits a deadline today. The city of Syracuse will file a challenge to <a href="http://www.ongov.net/planning/documents/map_floodplain_revisions_2012.pdf"><strong>maps proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency</strong></a> which, if approved, would drive up flood insurance costs dramatically for homeowners in some of the city&#39;s poorest neighborhoods.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:40:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18429 at http://wrvo.org The city of Syracuse urges FEMA to reconsider flood maps