FEMA Sued Over Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A Nevada county near Lake Tahoe has sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency, alleging it knowingly used deficient analysis in its planned redistricting of the county's Flood Insurance Rate Map that will result in unnecessary development restrictions and insurance costs to residents by increasing the size of regulated flood zones.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada Sept. 17, Douglas County alleged that FEMA's flood flow computer modeling was significantly incorrect, resulting in inaccurate base flood elevations, special flood...
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