A San Mateo, Calif., newscast about long-time homeowners suddenly being forced to buy flood insurance has generated a lot of response, including the attention of a Bay Area congresswoman.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Abclocal.go.com:SAN MATEO, CA (KGO) -- A 7 On Your Side report about homeowners suddenly being forced to buy flood insurance has generated a lot of response, including the attention of a Bay Area congresswoman.

Representative Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, is promising swift response to our report revealing mistakes in the new digital flood maps that are issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These errors wrongly placed many people in flood zones.

Jackie Speier told 7 On Your Side she wants quick reform to correct inequities in these new FEMA flood maps we first told you about last week. ...

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