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Tag: Green River flooding


State flood insurance passes House

The House followed the Senate tonight in passing a bill giving the state insurance commissioner authority that could allow him to create an insurance pool for businesses in the Green River Valley that need flood insurance.

If the system were created, insurance policyholders all over the state could be on the hook if the valley floods.

Rep. Tina Orwall said businesses that employ 86,000 people in the area are threatened by not knowing what might happen over the coming years, as federal engineers fix the leaking abutment that has left a chink in the armor of the Howard

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