New flood plain maps were updated for the first time since 1978. These new maps mean new flood insurance rates for Oregon and Washington residents. According to OPB, these preliminary maps are coming at a time when the federal government is trying to phase out flood insurance subsidies in order to pay off government debt. While some people are happy about the new maps, others are figuring out how to appeal their new flood lines. Click below for the full article from OPB:
New Flood Insurance Maps Impact Northwest Residents