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Flood Maps Still Wrong, Oregon Homeowners Still Paying

Months after Carol Justice was wrongly told her home needs flood insurance, the Cornelius resident is still paying up – even though a surveyor has since determined her house is not in the flood zone. Justice is one of hundreds …

Delaware Towns Worry About Hike in Flood Insurance Cost

Kent County residents and leaders in Delaware are getting their first look at new flood maps and worrying about the impact on flood insurance rates. The News Journal reports that federal officials unveiled new flood maps for Kent County on …

Q&A: A Look at Flood Maps and What They Mean in New Jersey

Earlier in April, the federal government announced that it would not give grants to repair homes badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy unless the owners agreed to make sure they are in compliance with new advisory flood maps. In New Jersey, …

Sandy-Damaged Homes Hit Market at Bargain Prices

It sounds like the premise for a new reality TV series: “Hurricane House” — people scouring waterside communities looking to buy homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy at a deep discount. While there are bargains out there, ranging from 10 percent …

New Jersey Shore Towns to Get New Flood Maps by 2013

Some residents of New Jersey’s coastal towns may soon be required to purchase flood insurance, and not just because of the recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. By next year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is scheduled to complete a …

Terrebonne Lafourche FEMA Flood Maps Still on Hold

Almost four years after the Federal Emergency Management Agency released preliminary flood risk maps for Louisiana’s Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, officials don’t know when the final maps will come out. The maps are used to determine flood-insurance rates and how …

New Flood Maps Affecting Thousands in Louisiana’s Livingston Parish

New federal flood insurance rate maps are going into effect and affecting thousands of Livingston Parish, La., homeowners. The Advocate reports many people whose homes have never flooded will be required by their mortgage companies to buy insurance that could …

After Failed Challenge Louisiana Town Adopts New Flood Maps

The Denham Springs, La., City Council has adopted new federal flood insurance maps. The Advocate reports both the city and Livingston Parish governments had unsuccessfully challenged the new Federal Emergency Management Agency maps. FEMA has given the city a deadline …

FEMA to Give Partial Credit for Substandard Levees in Drawing Flood Zones

A levee isn’t perfect, but it exists and that should count for something when deciding if a property is at risk for flooding. That’s the position of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a new proposal that would break from …

Flood Remapping Underway for Metro Atlanta

A massive remapping project is under way, re-evaluating the flood plains in counties and municipalities across metro Atlanta and the rest of the state. The joint effort with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been spearheaded by the Georgia Department …