New Orleans Gets New FIRMs, or… “Careful What You Wish For”

Posted by Ivan Maddox on Oct 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Friday marked the introduction of new in-force FIRMs for New Orleans that were approved earlier in 2016. Because of Katrina and the politics around the creation of the new FIRMs, this was national news. The New York Times had a piece on it in, we here blogged about it, and it was even discussed on All Things Considered on Friday (yes – that is what I sound like). Rarely does FEMA generate such fanfare without a catastrophe actually happening.

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Flood Risk, Private Flood, FEMA

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