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FEMA publishes new flood risk maps for two counties

Texas, USA, 9 June 2006: The. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is presenting draft flood risk maps to communities in Travis and Burnet counties – areas in USA that flood frequently. The maps will help county officials and local residents identify known flood risks and will be used for insurance and development decisions. They are based on detailed ground elevation models, decades of rainfall and storm gauge information and current topographic data.

Residents and property owners who believe the flood maps contain errors have from June 16th to September 14th to appeal by submitting scientific or technical information. Appeals are submitted through communities to FEMA, and once all appeals are resolved, FEMA will notify communities, insurance companies and residents of the effective date of the final maps.