Sophisticated flood maps difficult to decipher (Houston Chronicle)

Photo Credit: James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle

Photo Credit: James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle

By: Kiah Collier, Houston Chronicle

Earlier this summer, before Jack Boze lost a buyer for his Kemah home to a surprisingly high flood insurance quote, he got online to see whether the odds that his waterfront property would flood had increased.

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One thought on “Sophisticated flood maps difficult to decipher (Houston Chronicle)

  1. Reblogged this on FLOOD SAVVY and commented:
    This article demonstrates the untold confusion many homeowners are facing regarding the new FEMA maps and their ramifications. We are painfully aware of the new consequences. The options available are limited: lift your house above the base flood elevation level OR prepare to face expensive flood insurance premiums. As we have personally experienced flooding in recent years, it was already on our radar. Many others, whose homes have not flooded in years and have sort of forgot about flood insurance for the most part, are waking up to a brand new expensive day.

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