June 8, 2012
Last summer I did some looking into the new FEMA flood maps that were causing a lot of trouble and expense for property owners across the state and nation.
Okla. Water Resources Board/FEMA Flood Map Follies Aug. 24, 2011
Oklahomans Getting Soaked! Tag Teamed by FEMA and OWRB Aug. 30, 2011
Of course this is still going on. The following article is an editorial about the nonsense going on with FEMA and its new flood maps in Shawnee, OK. Below that is a very good article about the origins and purpose of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Planning that is the basis for the floodplain expansion.
This what “sustainability” looks like.
Bureaucrats behaving badly: FEMA flood plain mess in Shawnee
IN government, small changes can have big consequences. Take the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s redrawing of flood plain maps. That simple change now threatens to derail economic development efforts and punish many homeowners with increased compliance costs.
Nowhere is that more apparent than in Shawnee. Thanks to the new maps, portions of the hospital and airport are now considered part of a flood plain, and a long-running effort to attract a national chain restaurant may be thwarted. The Shawnee Mission Plaza has been in constant development for 20 years with no problem. But now FEMA demands that officials conduct a new hydrology study for the 152-acre development before an eatery can be added.
That understandably frustrates local officials, who already paid for a hydrology study in 2006. The new study, they note, will provide no new detail, but will cost an extra $50,000 and delay the restaurant project for months, if not derail it.
by William Roberts
Chapter Seven of Agenda 21 calls for the establishment of a “culture of safety.” All of Agenda 21, Chapter 7 is the expansion of UN Resolution 44/236 and the foundational material for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA’s) “Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Planning” programme that fails to provide safety and destroys liberty.
Read the entire article here