FEMA Knew Flood Maps Left NYC Unprepared for Sandy - When Patrice and Philip Morgan bought a house near the ocean in Brooklyn, they were not particularly worried about the threat of flooding. Federal maps showed their home was outside the area at a high risk of flood damage. For that reason, the government did not require them to buy flood insurance, a cost imposed on neighbors on more vulnerable blocks.
UK flood maps reveal lost Roman roads. Aerial flood maps of Britain are revealing more than just at-risk regions - they have also led to the discovery of several Roman roads. Maps of the UK, designed to detect the regions most at risk of flooding, are also helping amateur archaeologists to unearth previously undiscovered Roman roads. Pictured, file image of archaeologists at the ruins of a Roman site in Colchester [Credit: PA]