FEMA Administrator Agrees to Heinrich’s Request to End “Without Levees” Policy in Modernizing Flood Maps


ALBUQUERQUE, NM – March 16, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) fought to prevent potential increases in New Mexico homeowner’s insurance payments—and he won. There has been growing concern from local flood control management agencies and community members over a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) policy that treats uncertified flood control structures as if they don’t exist, which could force homeowners and small businesses to buy costly and in some cases unnecessary flood protection insurance

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