ProPublica http://wrkf.org en ProPublica: FEMA Flood Maps Fraught with Error http://wrkf.org/post/propublica-fema-flood-maps-fraught-error <p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued new preliminary flood maps.</p><p><a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/sen_landrieu_and_rep_richmond.html" target="_blank">Louisiana’s delegation in Washington, D.C. is griping </a>over FEMA’s disregard of local flood protection measures when it drew them.</p><p>Meanwhile, unless Congress succeeds in passing a delay, federal flood insurance rates are set to go up dramatically as soon as October. Many in Louisiana are facing increases of 20 percent or more.</p><p>And, as <a href="http://www.propublica.org" target="_blank">ProPublica</a> reporter Theo Meyer has found, some may end up paying for insurance they don’t need.</p><p><strong>Read the ProPublica article: <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/using-outdated-data-fema-is-wrongly-placing-homeowners-in-flood-zones" target="_blank">Using Outdated Data, FEMA Is Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood Zones</a></strong></p><p><strong>Share your story: <a href="http://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/item/do-you-know-about-problems-with-femas-flood-mapping" target="_blank">Tell ProPublica About Flood Map Problems Where You Live</a></strong></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:00:40 +0000 Amy Jeffries 14490 at http://wrkf.org ProPublica: FEMA Flood Maps Fraught with Error