There is growing concern in Sutter County about property owners being overcharged for flood insurance.
The Sutter County Division of Water Resources reported Wednesday that it had determined that at least 12 different property owners have been overcharged for insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
"It's beginning to look like an epidemic of incorrect flood zone determinations," Board of Supervisors Chairman Stan Cleveland said. "The Board is very concerned because it appears local insurance companies who provide flood insurance on behalf of the NFIP are relying in good faith on data from a third party vendor that has been wrong in a number of instances."
"We encourage property owners, especially those in south Yuba City, to verify their flood zone status by contacting the Sutter County Division of Water Resources," Cleveland said. "That division maintains an official set of NFIP flood insurance rate maps and there are three people in that office who are certified to understand and interpret the maps."