Well, by now I’m sure everyone’s been going over the new maps. Personally, I don’t really see much difference. But then I have to remind myself that even a little is a lot in a flood situation. One side of me really wants to believe the ACE but another side of me wonders why they have been allowed to work on this project at all. I also can’t ignore the idea that there’s a political agenda behind the maps. But really, it doesn’t matter. And its still better than if the City or the State were running the project.
Everyone’s going to have to decide if they even want to bother looking at them. I would think most people would out of curiosity if nothing else. But I also think most people in some of the more prone areas have enough denial to ignore the information if they want even if the ACE had any credibility in this city. Still, I guess if you’re buying or selling a home right now, this could be important information to have.
One interesting thing ACE is doing is providing Google Earth Overlays. You can download Google Earth for free. Then you can use the overlays and interact with the maps in a much more meaningful way. It’s a little disorienting at first but worth it. Here’s a screen shot I took of the shanty with the 100 year overlay in place.
heh heh – hundred year storm….I’m just happy if I come up with a good plan to make it through the weekend.