USA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $14.2 million to North Carolina to enable the state to update its flood maps. The agency says the money will go toward updating the state’s current floodplain maps and making them more reliable. North Carolina will also be able to improve its current digital maps, FEMA says.
“With these funds, our state partners in North Carolina can update flood risk maps so that they more accurately reflect recent development and natural changes in the environment,” Phil May, a FEMA administrator, said in a written statement. “The new maps make communities safer for years to come by helping home and business owners assess their flood risk and make informed decisions about protecting property from the risk of flood loss.”