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Moran Asks GAO for Upgrade in Flood Maps

First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, along with the other Republican members of the Kansas delegation, recently requested an investigation into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood map upgrading methods under its Flood Map Modernization Initiative.

Moran said, “FEMA’s map revisions have the potential to drop property values and reduce household income through flood insurance premiums.” Adding, “Protecting Kansans and businesses in flood-prone areas is always a priority for our state.”

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to review methods for upgrading flood maps. Moran complimented the GAO saying, “It is FEMA’s responsibility to provide consistent analysis of collected data. This GAO investigation will go a long way to ensure that this happens.”

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".