Category Archives: Flood Plain Maps

“FEMA Praises Houston’s New Floodplain Regulations”

It is not too often that both FEMA and Houston get some praise. See this article from the Houston Chronicle: FEMA praises Houston’s new floodplain regulations. All new construction in the city’s floodplains will have to be built two feet … Continue reading

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Importance of New Flood Maps in NY

From the NYTimes, In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’ As FEMA revises the maps to account for climate change, deciding who is in the flood zone will be a battle with millions of dollars at … Continue reading

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Lots of Activity re Pending Rise in Flood Ins. Rates

#1 – See this Wash Post article: Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt. Some excerpts from the article: The government is slowly phasing out subsidized flood insurance for more than a million Americans with houses … Continue reading

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Review of Alberta Province’s Role in Recovery of Calgary

As it often the case, the people affected by a major disaster who are not happy with the response and/or recovery efforts of the public sector want to see an independent review. A major review occurred in Christchurch N.Z  after … Continue reading

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Living in Harm’s Way – updates

Another addition to the collection of articles about why people make risky decisions. See: Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm’s Way It is human nature to sometimes resist and resent government regulations. Yet, … Continue reading

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