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Cochran supports FEMA's work on flood maps

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is encouraged by progress by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish an independent review process that communities can use to contest flood map disputes. FEMA briefed congressional offices on the parameters of its plan to create a Flood Map Scientific Resolution Panel system for communities to appeal disputed base flood elevations recommended ...

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Cochran to FEMA: Make sure flood maps are sound

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) have introduced an amendment that requires confirmation that FEMA’s new flood maps, which would cause millions of homeowners and business owners to buy flood insurance, are based on sound science and engineering analysis. In addition, the measure would allow a community to review a flood designation with an independent ...

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Cochran: More cooperation needed for flood maps

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is stressing the need for federal agencies to be more cooperative in dealing with Mississippi communities affected by an ongoing process to update flood maps. Mississippi’s senior senator also welcomed a decision to try to establish arbitration panels to resolve disputes. Cochran was among the lawmakers who met with officials from the Federal Emergency ...

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