Exactly how risky is it to live here?

June 21, 2007

Study Likely to Stir Rebuilding Debate

By Peter Whoriskey

Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 21, 2007; Page A02

“If I were moving or returning to New Orleans, I’d have one of these flood maps in my back pocket,” Donald Powell, the Bush administration’s Gulf Coast recovery chief, said at a meeting to release to the information. “I’d want to be safe.”

Please read the previous post “Uncle Mike,…”

{”What that means is there’s a 99 percent chance it’s wrong,” said Joe Suhayda, a retired Louisiana State University professor with extensive experience in storm surge modeling. He is now working as a consultant, reviewing changes to flood elevations in Louisiana.} Wrong meaning the information in the FEMA flood mapping.
The Press Register from Mobile, Alabama cited faulty FEMA flood maps around local River as the reason why a family’s home flooded three times in an 11 month period. The article was sponsored by the Newhouse News Service.


Site Meter

Advertisements

One Response to “Exactly how risky is it to live here?”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: