Decade of data shows FEMA flood maps missed 3 in 4 claims

////Decade of data shows FEMA flood maps missed 3 in 4 claims

Decade of data shows FEMA flood maps missed 3 in 4 claims

An analysis of flood claims in several southeast Houston suburbs from 1999 to 2009 found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 100-year flood plain maps — the tool that U.S. officials use to determine both flood risk and insurance premiums — failed to capture 75 percent of flood damages from five serious floods, none of which reached the threshold of a 100-year event.

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