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Call 281.476.2237 for information about emergency response incidents at member facilities and off-site transportation incidents (such as a tanker truck, rail car, pipeline, or marine vessel) that may impact Shoreacres or the surrounding community.

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The review and appeal process began on Monday, October 24, 2008.

Substantial Damage Determination

Substantial Damage is defined as damage to the structure to the extent that the cost of restoring that structure to it’s before damaged condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value before the damage occurred.

Substantial Damage is determined without regard to the actual cost to the owner. Repair costs must be calculated on the true cost of bringing the building back to its pre-damage condition using qualified labor and materials obtained at market prices. The estimated cost of repair must include all costs necessary to fully repair the structure, even if y owner intended to do less.

In reaching a determination of Substantial Damage the City has prepared either a “Substantial Damage Valuation Summary” or a “Residential Substantial Damage Estimator’s Report.” A copy of either the Valuation Summary or the RSDE Report is available to you upon request.

Appealing a Substantial Damage Determination

If you would like to appeal the Substantial Damage Determination, gather one or more of the following documents to evidence repair cost or building valuation and submit it to the City:

o    A National Flood Insurance Proof-of-Loss Statement or insurance adjustors worksheets.

o    A Certified Appraisers valuation of the building pre-storm damage. The appraisal amount must be for the structure only. It should not include the land value.

o    A sealed engineer’s or architect’s reports of structural damage to the building.

o    A contractors itemized repair estimate. These estimates should be signed and certified by a certified contractor. The cost of repair is the fair market value of all materials and labor required to restore the building to its pre-damage condition.

o    Proof of improvements that affect the building’s pre-storm value. Receipts or invoices with proof of payment for improvements requested for consideration.

This information must be submitted in writing to the City on or before December 29, 2008.

The Floodplain Administrator shall take into full consideration all documents submitted and notify you in writing of any change in Substantial Damage determination.

Following that reconsideration, if you believe that there is error in any requirement, decision, or determination of the Floodplain Administrator you may then appeal to the Board of Adjustment.











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