If the idea of a partnership between FEMA and the Corps of Engineers doesn’t keep you up at night, nothing will. Ugh, just as I was about to call it a night, I found a message telling me that I missed a big story on the “F-word”. h/t unowhour
A state coastal commission is mounting a strategy to persuade FEMA to back off its current timelines for implementing dramatically new flood zone maps across southern Louisiana so that alleged flaws in the data can be corrected.
The recently prepared maps, which would affect insurance rates and building elevations, are a rapidly emerging issue for parishes where flood zones are being re-evaluated since the 2005 and 2008 hurricanes.
State officials have asked Federal Emergency Management Agency to pause its map process to await new data. FEMA has refused…
FEMA’s recent correspondence with state officials clearly indicates a new day is dawning in the federal attitude toward insuring coastal parishes.
FEMA, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, is creating new digital flood insurance rate maps, called DFIRMS, which it insists are state-of-the-art. FEMA has been sharing the preliminary maps and discussing them with each parish.
FEMA is seeking qualified Partners to collaborate in maintaining up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information. Continue reading “How do you spell “double trouble”? F-E-M-A-C-O R P S”