At its upcoming Special Meeting on November 8, the Lee County Commission will consider several changes to facilitate repairs to buildings damaged by Hurricane Ian. The Local Planning Agency (LPA) will consider and make a recommendation on the proposed changes at its meeting on November 7.
The most significant changes involve how the “50% Rule” will be calculated. The 50% Rule, required by FEMA as part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), states that repairs to damaged structures cannot exceed 50% of the value of the building unless the structure is brought into full compliance with current flood regulations, including minimum finished floor elevations.
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