Flood Maps Left NYC Unprepared for Sandy’s Surge

Pro Publica did some excellent investigative reporting on the state of FEMA flood maps in the lead up to Sandy.  In the early 2000’s it seems that FEMA invested only in digitizing old flood maps instead of updating the data on what areas would now flood.  An interview with authors Theodoric Meyer and Al Shaw on WNYC aired on December 6, 2013.  But don’t just listen to the 4 minute interview, read the story below and see the interactive map of where floods were predicted compared to where they occurred.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/fed-flood-maps-left-ny-unprepared-sandy-and-fema-knew-it/