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new flood zone stirs controversy

It’s about the power of the sea, not about what’s ‘fair’

RE “CONGRESS scrambles as coastal residents rail at insurance rates” (Page A1, Jan. 19): In regard to the Scituate woman who says that it is “unfair” that insurance rates have risen significantly on her several properties on the water, nobody said life was fair. As a case in point, most of us do not own multiple homes on the water.

In addition, a rise in the sea level and more intense storms are predicted over time, only increasing the chances of houses being destroyed. Those who have lived on the ocean for generations know that it cannot be controlled.

Julie Roberts

Bowie, Md.

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