Mississippi, USA, 01 June 2007: Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it will be launching new flood maps for the coastal region of Mississippi after the completion of Mississippi Coastal Mapping Project. Preliminarily the maps will be made available for three coastal counties.
FEMA said that it considered mainly the hurricane data (flooding data) from the recent years natural disasters for its topographical surveys on the coastal region. The new maps will be in digital format and will be provided online.
The new flood hazard maps will assist community planners and officials in identifying risk areas and how to improve planning; help builders and developers know where to build and how construction affects flood hazard areas; give insurance, real estate and lending companies easy online market updates and changes, and provide home and business owners information to make better financial decisions about protecting their property.