Rep. Ron Kind talks flood mitigation efforts with La Crosse officials

City is out of compliance with FEMA requirements

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Wisconsin representative Ron Kind is discussing flood mitigation effort with local leaders.

Kind met virtually today with city of La Crosse officials.

The city has fallen out of compliance with FEMA requirements, leading to an increase in flood insurance rates in the city.

Kind says if rates don’t decrease, it could be bad for more than just homeowners.

“Otherwise they are stuck in a home that they can’t sell, their property value goes down. That of course has larger community impacts,” said Representative Ron Kind.

Most homeowners have a federally subsidized flood insurance policy.