HOW MANY INACCURATELY ADDED ACROSS THE COUNTRY?
“The city last Friday filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over its proposed flood maps, claiming that thousands of people citywide are inaccurately included in a flood zone, which would force them to buy flood insurance.
According to a study commissioned by the city, changes proposed by FEMA to its flood maps inaccurately placed 170,000 residents and 26,500 buildings in the five boroughs in a flood zone when they did not belong in one.
The city said FEMA used “incorrect modeling of storms” during its study for the maps and “incorrect selection of tides that introduces a high level of statistical error.”
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