Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Joaneda House Block 15, Lot 7
Title: [Letter to Dennis Brooks]
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Title: Letter to Dennis Brooks
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Joaneda House Block 15, Lot 7
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Hittinger, John J.
Johnson, Duncan T.
Publication Date: 1975
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 6
Divider: B15 L7 Joaneda Constr. & Maint.
Folder: Joaneda House Block 15 Lot 7
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
57 Treasury Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Joaneda House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 57 Treasury Street
Coordinates: 29.893459 x -81.313492
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094807
Volume ID: VID00087
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B15-L7

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Larson Building, Tallahassee 32304
Jack D. Kane, Executive Director 0 Please arldress reply to: ROcm 515

June 20, 1975 RE: Flood Insurance-
Federal Pequirements
Public Law 0393-234

Mr. Dennis Brooks
Administrative Assistant
Department of State
The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32304

bear Dennis:

This law requires that flood insurance be purchased in designated areas
to protect buildings, mobile hones and related contents where federal
financial assistance is involved. Effective July 1, 1975, federal
agencies will not be empowered to approve new financial assistance or
increase, extend, or renew present financial assistance unless this
requirement is met. Attached is a copy of part of this law. Please
note the definition of "financial assistance for acquisition or construc-
tion purposes." The requirement to purchase flood insurance, apparently,
pertains only to this kind of federal assistance. Please also note the
exception in the definition of "financial assistance" for general or
special revenue sharing or formula grants made to states. This type of
federal assistance would not seem to cause property to be subject to
this law.

Only property meeting the above outlined qualifications and which is
located in a "Special Flood Hazard Area" for which flood insurance is
available must be insured. These areas are identified by the Federal
Insurance Administration. Attached is a listing of all Florida ccmrunities
and areas presently so identified for flood insurance purposes. Please
note that unless a date is shown in the far right hand column, "special
flood hazard areas" have not been identified and it is our understanding
that no insurance to meet the federal law is available or required for
those areas at this time. It is impossible to determine, within the
communities, exactly which locations are actually in the "special flood
hazard areas" without consulting the area's flood map. If a community
or area is not shown, then either it has been designated as not flood
prone, or it has not qualified for insurance.

Reubin O'D. Askew Eruce A. Smathers Robert L. Shevin Gerald A. Lewis
'Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Comptroller
ThomasD.O'Malley Doyle Conner Ralph D. Turlington
Treasurer Commissioner of Agrmculture Commissioner of Education

Mr. Dennis Brooks
June 20, 1975
Page 2 of 3

The Division of Purchasing has ascertained that there will be only one
source for this coverage, if any is needed. Accordingly, if any State
agency feels it has an exposure which should be insured because of this
law, the Division should be notified at once.

Since this is a complicated new program, considerable information will
be needed for any locations which your agency determines may be subject
to this law. For each such location, the following will need to be

1. The exact street address.
2. The actual cash value to be insured of the;
a) building
b) contents
3. Is the building;
a) one story no basement?
b) two or more stories no basement?
c) split level no basement?
d) one story with basement?
e) two or more stories with basement?
f) split level with basement?
g) mobile home on foundation?
4. Are the contents;
a) all in basement?
b) all on ist floor?
c) all on 1st two floors?
d) all on 1st floor & basement?
e) all on 1st two floors & basement?
f) all above 1st floor?
g) all in mobile home on foundation?
5. Give a general description of the contents.
6. Date of original building construction, or when last
substantial improvement was started, if available.
7. Is building within corporate limits of city?
8. Does building have;
a) masonry walls slab foundation?
b) masonry walls other type of foundation?
c) other kind of walls slab foundation?
d) other walls other foundation?

The Division will request any other information, if needed, later. The
cost will be approximately .75/$100 for buildings, .40/$100 for contents,
or higher.

Mr. Dennis Brooks
June 20, 1975
Page 3 of 3

Please let us know'by June 30, 1975, whether or not your agency may need
this type of insurance, and if so, approximately for how many locations.
hes information outlined above for each such location should then be
dsveloped'and sent to us as soon thereafter as possible.
Very truly yours,
John J. Hittinger, Director
Division of Purchasing

Duncan T. Johnson
Insurance Purchasing Specialist
Bureau of Procurement


cc: Mr. Jack Kane
Mr. John J. Hittinger

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