Article from the AP Wire:
and list of levees at risk:
Q. Were you aware of the list ?If the Corps of Engineers determines a levee to be at risk of failing, homeowners in the area could be required to purchase flood insurance, though exceptions can be made.
Communities near the levees have been notified that they have received an "unacceptable maintenance inspection rating." That means a levee has one or more problems, which can include movement of floodwalls, faulty culverts, animal burrows, erosion or tree growth, according to a statement released by the Corps.
As the Corps decertifies the adequacy of a particular levee, it also notifies FEMA, which can take away the credit communities get on their flood insurance rate for having a levee. (this is a CRS Activity)
Hopefully your fair city/county is not on the list.
we are not on the list.
My involvement with our levee authority is only throught the annual CRS Recertification process.