1/27: Lessons learned from floods

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Flood maps are being updated all over the country. It may be too late for some residents, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency says redrawn maps will help many protect their homes.

Today, I talk with two homeowners who endured multiple floods in recent years, and a local FEMA director writes about how flood risks are constantly changing.

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Hillbilly D

January 27th, 2012
4:19 pm

The main lesson should be that when you pave everything over and build on low ground, things are going to get flooded, now and then.

zeke

January 27th, 2012
9:52 am

The flooding in Paulding/Douglasville areas was more than likely caused not only by a large rain event, but, BUT HAPHAZARD DEVELOPMENT, VARIOUS PLANNING RESTRICTIONS AND THE INCOMPETENCE OF POLITICAL LEADERS AND APPOINTEES! You cannot redirect millions of gallons of runoff without causing problems with the carrying capacity of the creeks, streams and rivers!!