The agency ignored state and city officials' appeals to update the maps with better data until it was too late. More »
All 10 Stories (0)updates since last visit
The Senate may soon vote on legislation that would require FEMA to prepare more accurate maps before flood insurance rates can be raised.
The agency ignored state and city officials' appeals to update the maps with better data until it was too late.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed to set up a body that would make recommendations on how to deal with rising seas.
Homeowners across the country are being asked to buy insurance they don’t need because their properties have been mistakenly mapped into high-risk flood areas. Do you know about problems with FEMA flood mapping? ProPublica would like to hear from you.
Homeowners have to bear the cost of fixing the agency's mistakes.
A Q&A with Professor David Maidment on what makes today’s maps 10 times more accurate than the ones much of the country is still stuck with
Certain federal programs encourage developers to build and rebuild in areas that are increasingly vulnerable to flooding and hurricanes.
A 2012 law now puts over 67,000 New York City structures at risk of skyrocketing flood insurance rates. Can Bloomberg's ambitious plan save the city's coastal neighborhoods?
Funding to update the nation’s decades-old flood maps has been cut in half in recent years, even as extreme weather has grown more frequent.
See where the over 20,000 SBA rebuilding loans are, half of which fall in FEMA's new advisory flood zones.
A ProPublica/WNYC analysis shows the federal government has approved $766 million to rebuild in areas prone to flooding.
Though the Sandy relief bill passed both the Senate and the House, many members of Congress voted no despite their own states receiving millions of dollars in federal disaster assistance in 2012.
Bills that passed almost unanimously in 2005 have run into trouble this time around.
Our Hottest Stories
- Big Investors Push for Auditors to Sign Financial Statements
- What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown
- The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police
- New York City Will Pay $10 Million to Settle Wrongful Conviction Case
- Q&A: The Hidden Costs of Tobacco Debt
- In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter
- More Data to Be Withheld from Database of Physician Payments