Skyrocketing Flood Insurance Rates Bring Financial Chaos, Heartache to Coastal Homeowners Across U.S.
(TWC) When Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey last fall, it sent massive floods through the streets of coastal towns and cities across the Northeast, turning areas like Toms River, N.J., into something like a war zone.
But nearly a year later, residents there and in many other coastal communities across the U.S. face a potentially far more devastating menace: a nationwide revamp of flood insurance rates, forcing premiums that were once around $500 per year into the $5,000-, $10,000- and even $20,000-a-year range and higher.
“The adverse effect of [this] would be more devastating than Hurricane Katrina,” Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said in an interview with weather.com, noting the crippling economic damage the historic 2005 storm left behind on the Gulf coast. “Because it will render literally thousands of properties in my state worthless.”
Hundreds of residents are out of their homes Tuesday night due to a 1,500-acre fire that has ravaged areas around Summit County communities.
The fast-growing fire near Rockport State Park destroyed 15 structures, threatened several others and forced evacuations of several neighborhoods.
Residents from Rockport Estates, Promontory and Bridgehollow Subdivision have been evacuated.
There are 60-70 fire personnel battling the flames. Crews will stay on scene to build a fire line to protect the homes.
The blaze is 5 percent contained.
Gov. Gary Herbert is on his way up to Summit County to see destruction of the Rockport 5 Fire with his own eyes.
Summit County fire officials said the blaze started around 1 p.m. near S.R. 32 and had grown to about 1,500 acres by 6:40. The fire was caused by lightning.
Residents of the Rockport Estates neighborhood were the first to be evacuated, followed by Sunrise Loop in Promontory and the Bridgehollow subdivision.
The homes that were destroyed were in the Rockport Estates subdivision. Firefighters were working to protect another 10-15 homes in that subdivision that were at immediate risk of being consumed by the fast-moving fire.
The Utah Red Cross opened an evacuation center at North Summit Middle School, 64 S 100 E in Coalville and another evacuation center at the LDS ward at 510 Silver Summit Pkwy. in Park City.
Displaced residents can call (435) 336-3500 or (435) 615-3500 to determine what time Wednesday they will be allowed reentry, Summit County officials said.
Electricity has now been restored to residents in Coalville, Hoytsville, Hennefer and Echo Junction. Rocky Mountain Power intentionally turned off the electricity in the communities to prevent interruptions to the firefighting efforts. Power outage information for those three communities can be found at http://www.rockymountainpower.net/ed/po/uoi.html
Utah State Parks and Recreation officials also closed the Riverside Campground at Rockport State Park due to the fire.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office requested a road closure on S.R. 32 from I-80 (mile post 28) to Brown’s Canyon Rd (mile post 22).
State fire officials were joined by firefighters from Park City, North Summit and South Summit in fighting the fire.
A DC-10 aircraft was deployed to drop retardant on the blaze. Four hand crews are expected to arrive on the scene Wednesday morning.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a fire management assistance grant to help fund the firefighting efforts.
Obama’s ‘green’ procurement plan creating ‘de facto ban’
WASHINGTON – At the same time federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security are buying up ammunition stockpiles around the country and shipping large quantities overseas for use by the military, the Obama administration is now pushing states to mandate “green ammunition” that is free of lead.
The result? Ammo supplies for law-abiding citizens have dried up in recent months, and experts expect it to get worse.
“The potential exists for a de facto ammunition ban,” says Ryan Bronson of the Minnesota-based National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Some sources even describe the developments as a conspiracy to limit Americans’ Second Amendment right.
LAS VEGAS — A massive mountain wildfire that cast a smoky pall over Las Vegas on Wednesday destroyed six structures at a desert ranch and left two people in the firefighting force with minor injuries, officials said.
One of the buildings that burned in the Carpenter 1 fire was a commercial structure at Prospect Springs, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Suzanne Shelp said. She didn’t know if any homes were among the buildings destroyed on the ranch several miles from woodsy Mount Charleston hamlets where crews were protecting more than 400 homes, a canyon hotel and a scenic alpine lodge and cabins.
FEMA denies report of Russian forces providing security at US events
Paul Joseph Watson
July 3, 2013
FEMA’s denial of a report that suggested Russian forces would be operating inside the United States at “mass events” ignores the manifestly provable fact that Russian and other foreign troops are already active inside the US and have been for at least two decades.
Russian troops training on US soil.
The federal agency was forced to deny a report published by Infowars on Monday which cited an official Russian government press release that detailed a plan for Russian authorities to be involved in the “provision of security at mass events” in the United States.
“There will be “no exchange of security or military personnel” under a recently renewed partnership between the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, a FEMA spokesman told RIA Novosti.”
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Commentary By Gordon King
Unemployment, economic turmoil, government control, increased security, evil acts of violence, heinous crimes, war, rumors of war, terrorism, civil unrest, political strife, political division, lack of confidence, natural disasters, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, unusual severe weather patterns, climate change, bridge collapses, train wrecks, plane crashes, abortion, homosexuality, hedonism, instant gratification, and abandonment of God in society.
Everyone Should Prepare For a Disaster Now! Don’t Procrastinate!
By Gordon King
The world is quickly changing and becoming a more difficult place to live in every single day! With the increase in severe weather patterns to the escalation of war and civil violence throughout the globe. Volcanic eruptions are on the rise, earthquakes of increasing magnitude seem to be happening more frequently and in diverse places. Hurricanes and tornadoes continue to ravish the landscape and destroy towns and lives. Protests, riots and persecution has risen dramatically over the past year.
What are Preppers?
Preppers are individuals that stock up on food, weapons (sometimes), gas, and other essential items that their families may need in order to survive in a time of crisis. In the event of any disaster whether by natural means such as storms, collapse of the economy, rioting or civil war these individuals will be prepared. They will not be dependent upon the government to supply their families needs. They refuse to place their lives or the lives of their family at the mercy of failed programs and policies.
What do preppers look like?
Preppers are normal every day individuals. They look like you and me. They are hardworking, smart, and intelligent. They are your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends, your family, and your bosses. They certainly are not the crazy, whacked out individuals that the main stream media portray them to be. Mains stream media portrays preppers as possible terrorists, nuts, psycho’s, and individuals for us to fear. This brings up the question as to why, and what is their purpose for doing so? Let’s dig a little deeper and see if we can come up with the real reasoning behind main stream media’s attack on preppers.
In the event of such a disaster (ex: Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, L.A. Riots) when grocery stores are empty, gas stations closed, power is down, looting is rampant, and there is no source of heat. Individuals that have prepared “Preppers” for such a disaster will not be subjected to starvation, dehydration, hypothermia, or mob attacks. They will not have to grovel to our government for food, water, shelter, or basic necessities. While others will have to stand in line for hours to get a simple bottle of water, or a blanket.
In the case of Hurricane Sandy many citizens were not prepared. They were under the false illusion that our government would be there to help solve their crisis. Everyday people like you and I placed their trust in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and became victimized twice. Once from Hurricane Sandy, and the second was from our government’s lack of ability to do anything meaningful in a time of mass crisis.
While FEMA closed it’s doors due to bad weather, citizens remained cold, hungry, and had no place to lay their head. Millions of people were left to fend for themselves, and forced to survive on their own. Some citizens had to resort to eating out of trashcans and dumpsters in order to survive and feed their children.
Yet each day that goes by we watch as the main stream media demonizes “Preppers” calling them crazy and labels them as possible terrorists. Are they intentionally pushing the Department of Homeland Securities agenda to influence public opinion? Would you be surprised to learn that the media can legally lie and mislead the public if told to do so by the government? Would you be even more surprised to find out that Hilary Clinton asked congress for more money in order to fight the information war? Or that 650 million of our tax dollars went to Hollywood during the fiscal cliff deal? Do you think they have an interest in lying to push an agenda of an administration that pulls their purse strings?
What is the definition of terrorism?
Terrorism: The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence to intimidate or coerce societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. (The American Heritage College Dictionary)
Do “Preppers” fall under the definition of terrorism, or does DHS and the Obama Administration?
The Department of Homeland Security lists the and suggests you report any such activity immediately. This is not the full list.
1. Buy a cup of coffee with cash
2. Reporting or doing journalism
3. Criticizing the government targeting innocent civilians with drones.
4. Have more than 7 days worth of food in your house.
6. Believe in the Constitution
7. Bumper stickers “Know your rights or loose them” “Ron Paul” “Anti-Obama”
8. Speaking out against government policies
9. Asking questions about Wall Street
10. Against Big Government
13. Don’t want the government spying on you without a warrant.
14. Use Social Media
The list goes on and on. The sad thing is none of what they list in their manuals targets any actual threats or known terrorist organizations. It targets law abiding Americans as the “terrorist”. No mention of gangs, drug dealers, Al Qaeda, nor Muslim Brotherhood activities. Why? Could it be because they are changing their target from the real terrorist’s to the American people?
According to the DHS (U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism Manual download here that is exactly what they are doing. They have redefined what a terrorist is, and are targeting normal everyday people like you and I. “Preppers” being one of them.
While the Department of Homeland Security labels “Preppers” as terrorists, they themselves are prepping at an unprecedented level. Including but not limited to weapons, bullets, MRAP’s, bodybags, food, etc…
Let’s take a look at their purchases and submissions.
DHS has purchased 2,717 MRAP Vehicles and placing them on our streets.
1.6 Billion Bullets many of them hollow point rounds, including sniper rounds.
7,000 Fully automatic 5.56x45mm NATO “Personal Defense weapons” not to be confused with the semi automatic which they are calling “assault weapons”. Semi automatic weapons fire one bullet per finger pull. Fully automatic aka selective fire will fire bullets as long as finger is depressed on the trigger or until it runs out of bullets.
30 round magazines “actual number not available” huge stash
140 million blankets
140 million MRE’s
As main stream media demonizes preppers they are ignoring the real threats American’s are facing today. Our government isn’t arming to the teeth and preparing for nothing. Is the Department of Homeland Security preparing for mass death? Are they planning for civil war, economic collapse, mass starvation, or another threat? Is congress aware of these threats?
According to the Bills that have been passed and others that are still in the process of being passed, the answer is yes. They are planning for mass fatalities, food shortages, financial collapse, and civil war.
H.R.6566 “Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act” a bill entered in the House of Representatives on September 28, 2012 in the 112th Congress.
“To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”
NDAA “National Defense Authorization Act” allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without charges or trail. Section 1021 was ruled unconstitutional by Katherine B. Forrest UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE. Yet POTUS did not accept that it was unconstitutional to hold American citizens without charges, or trial. Obama immediately has this decision suspended NDAA also allows the United States Military to detain, and arrest United States citizens. Thus nullifying the Posse Comatose Act which forbid our troops from being involved in such acts.
You may say, well that isn’t going to affect me I don’t do anything wrong. Neither did Brandon Raub. He was kidnapped “legally because of NDAA” for Facebook posts about the founding fathers. Have you ever expressed frustration of any kind on any social media site? If you answered yes, then you are a potential “terrorist” and they can come to your home with no charges, no search warrant, and take you away.
FEMA Camps otherwise known as “Internment and Resettlement Operations”. Shows that DHS/FEMA/UN/International Redcross are all involved in the “Internment and Resettlement” operations located here within the United States. download U.S. Army Manual here. For those of you that are not familiar with military terminology: OCONUS means outside Continental United States, CONUS is inside Continental United States.
Department of Justice justifying assassination of American Citizens without trial or charges. Some of you may think this is a good thing, but I ask you what if it is you? What if that person is innocent? You have no way to defend yourself and prove your innocence.
DHS (U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: “Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. is even sounding the alarm, as well as other high ranking ex-military generals warning of the coup.
Many of the DHS/FEMA preparations, bills, and manuals have come to light in the recent years and MSM refuses to report on them. Yet, for some reason people refuse to connect the dots, even when the proof is right before their eyes. They refuse to accept the reality of the treasonous acts going on within our government against the citizens of the United States. When will people move past the excuse of “racism” to justify Obama’s actions? People from every walk of life are in danger via his policies and executive orders.
Racism has never been the issue, sanity has. Let us not forget Hitler was well liked by many and used “his” rule of law for justification of his actions. This did not change the fact Hitler was responsible for over 45 million deaths. Ironically many of the bills and executive orders passed under the Obama Administration are practically identical to those of Hitler.
I leave you with this question: Who are the real terrorists? Normal everyday “Preppers” or the Obama Administration and DHS?
Indeed, the government might consider you a potential terrorist if you take one of the following actions:
– Speaking out against government policies
– Protesting anything (such as participating in the “Occupy” movement)
– Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
– Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”
-Taking pictures or videos
-Talking to police officers
– Writing on a piece of paper
– (Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)
And holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:
– Being frustrated with “mainstream ideologies”
– Valuing online privacy
– Being anti-tax, anti-regulation or for the gold standard
– Being “reverent of individual liberty”
– “Believe in conspiracy theories” (see this)
– “A belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”
– “Supported political movements for autonomy”
– “Suspicious of centralized federal authority”
– “Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
– Opposing surveillance
If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they would probably run afoul of all of these categories.
As such, they could very well end up indefinitely detained at Gitmo … or assassinated.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5:41 am
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