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Fargo fights flood insurance changes

FARGO, ND (KFGO AM) -- The city of Fargo is fighting flood insurance changes when it comes to flood proof basements.

A new reform act takes effect next year, and leaders fear the basement exception will be removed.

Senator Hoeven and city officials gathered to convince FEMA to keep using its current method of determining rates.

Which are based on the lowest flood proofed opening of a home, rather than the lowest level.

A change could mean higher insurance rates for homeowners.

Fargo has 600 flood-proofed basements.

The city has had 12 floods, without any recorded flood proofed basement failures.