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No excuse for decade of delay in flood maps – Island Packet

Government reviews redrawn flood maps that reflect the reduced insurance risk regarding the river pouring into downtown during storms. Beaufort County should have been among the first to get updated flood maps that are used in setting flood insurance rates. Instead, Beaufort and neighboring Jasper counties are last in the state and lagging behind the coastal areas of Georgia and North Carolina as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Beaufort County should have been among the first to get updated flood maps that are used in setting flood insurance rates.
  • The maps are a key player in the health of the real estate market, which is a major local and statewide industry.
  • Meanwhile, the critical map project stagnates as the National Flood Insurance Program warns the public on its website: “Know your area. Learn your flood risk.”

“Not only are the maps crucial to consumers, they are critical to the economy — especially the coastal economy. The maps are a key player in the health of the real estate market, which is a major local and statewide industry.”

http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/editorials/article119408718.html