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Comanche County residents are eligible to purchase affordable flood insurance, in or out of the floodplain, through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to Chloe Lewis, CFM, Comanche County Floodplain Administrator..
Lewis says participation in the program allows residents of Comanche County to purchase low-cost, federally backed flood insurance. “An average flood policy costs approximately $640 a year, which is quite a bargain. In addition, flood insurance policies can be purchased from any licensed property and casualty agent.”
Comanche County joined this program because of the considerable benefits it provides to its citizens,” Lewis, pointed out. “The program also entitles residents to obtain low-interest loans and grants in the event of a federal declared flood disaster.”
Comanche County commissioners approved repairs to the Comanche County Courthouse fire alarm system not to exceed $5,000 during Monday morning’s regular meeting.
Central District Commissioner Johnny Owens, who is responsible for overseeing the operations of the courthouse, said the repairs will bring the courthouse into compliance with fire codes.
The courthouse fire alarms were “yellowtagged” by Lawton Fire Marshal Mark Mitchell, which means the system is operable, but has components that are not working properly after an inspection in October. The repairs are expected to be completed within about a week, Owens said.
The unpopular hourly “smoke checks” — in which a courthouse employee must sign off on a log in every office hourly to show that there is no smoke or fire in the office — will continue until the fire marshal tells Owens they are no longer necessary, the commissioner said.
The hourly logs have drawn complaints from courthouse workers. The “smoke checks” are an alternative system to the fire alarms to ensure the safety of courthouse workers under National Fire Protection Association codes while the fire alarms are not working properly.
Owens said there are other repairs that will need to be made in the near future, including adding strobe lights on alarms and installing telephones in the elevators.
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