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Erwin Township joins federal flood insurance program


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ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Erwin Township residents are now able to purchase federal flood insurance.

The township became eligible to participate in the “emergency phase” of the National Flood Insurance Program May 29, according to an announcement of the news.

The emergency phase is a community’s initial participation in the program when there are coverage limits in place.

Cassie Ringsdorf, a FEMA Region 5 spokesperson, said the emergency phase can mean no flood hazard information is available for a community, or the community has a flood hazard...