7/10/14 – 5:22 A.M.
When you think about flooding in Putnam County, you probably think about Ottawa first. But the village of Kalida has flooding concerns of its own. More specifically, there are concerns about what new flood maps could do to insurance rates for some people who live in Kalida.
Village council talked about the Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps this week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports engineer Greg Bockrath gave an update on the proposed new maps. He believes Kalida residents who live along the Ottawa River or Plum Creek could be put back into the flood zone.
Bockrath added homeowners can request a variance if they are told they now live in a flood zone.
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