Congressional Letters Regarding FEMA Levee Analysis Approach
FEMA has been engaged in a comprehensive review of its National Flood Insurance Program to identify reforms that will enable us to better address flood risks. A part of that review has included working with members of Congress and other stakeholders regarding FEMA's approach to mapping flood risk with respect to levees. As a result, FEMA has developed a revised set of procedures that account for several typical non-accredited levee scenarios. These scenarios characterize actual conditions that a community may encounter when addressing non-accredited levees or levee systems.