About those 100-year flood zones

Michael Howard Saul, writing for the Wall Street Journal:

Two-thirds of all New York City homes damaged by superstorm Sandy were outside of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s existing 100-year flood zone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday, calling for an immediate redrawing of the maps to reflect current conditions.

New York City isn’t the only place with this problem. 100-year flood zones are horribly out of date.

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