New FEMA Flood Maps Needed But Funding Is Slashed

Scientific American: As the United States grows warmer and extreme weather more common, the federal government's flood insurance maps are becoming increasingly important. The maps, drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, dictate the monthly premiums millions of American households pay for flood insurance. They are also designed to give homeowners and buyers the latest understanding of how likely their communities are to flood. The government's response to the rising need for accurate maps? It's slashed......

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