posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 11:18 AM
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Well my friend there was a FEMA debacle in Buffalo back a couple of years ago when they updated their flood map. There is a creek in South Buffalo
that comes from outside the city and winds through the city to empty in Lake Erie.
This creek used to be prone to flooding during the spring thaw, However the corps of engineers did flood control work on it and the flooding was
pretty much eliminated. Then in comes FEMA and their assessment said that people in one of the poorer parts of town along the creek, where the flood
work had been done, were now required to purchase flood insurance. Although people along a part of the creek where no flood work had been done, were
not required to purchase the same insurance. Oddly this is in a more affluent part of the area. In this area the creek still floods occasionally due
to Ice dams. The part they were requiring the residents to buy insurance in hasn't flooded since the work was done to it.
To me this sounds a bit suspect. Since they knew about the flood work.
The folks involved fought them in court and I think they got the ruling reversed. However the areas where the flooding still occurs , still don't have
Knowing how crooked politics are here in Western New York, I have to wonder just what this was all about. I'm not sure if this has happened in other
areas or not, but it does make me wonder.
edit on 4/14/2012 by lonegurkha because: (no reason given)