This article on outdated flood maps strikes me as problematic.
According to the article, the updated flood map survey that was just completed still has a lot of outdated information in it. As a result, several rivers and streams in the Atlanta area that routinely flood are way out of whack.
At the same time, several home owners say that if the maps were right, they would have had flood insurance. Actually, if the maps were right, the government and banks would have forced them to have flood insurance.
My question is, if these residents see routinely that the rivers and streams are rising higher than they should, why not go get flood insurance without being forced to? After all, a hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast bringing days and days of rain to Georgia is not a far fetched scenario. Neither is frequent rain from fronts moving through the area.