To the Editor,
Re: Signs do little to mitigate flood risk, Nov. 26.
The signage is a very important part of this process. Just look at the warning signs and sirens that are used in cities on the coast and in the city of Port Alberni. They work very well. All one has to do is look all along the coastline here in Nanaimo and you will see signage that warns of a tsunami. It hasn’t hurt the values of all the waterfront properties in Nanaimo.
The thing that is very important to remember is when one sells their home they must disclose that the property in in a flood plain. This isn’t something new in B.C.
If this affects one’s property value, there is recourse when you get your tax notice where you can appeal your taxes and have them lowered.
The whole coastline of B.C. is a flood plain. The city is doing the correct thing by posting this type of notice. They are saving lives, people.