Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

Hung Out To Dry?

Some residents of LA neighborhoods recently got a nasty surprise. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently declared parts of L.A. to be flood zones. But, as correspondent Judy Muller reports, FEMA used 40-year-old maps as the basis for their decision. And the City of L.A. failed to intervene, even though FEMA gave the city the chance. Now many residents are facing huge bills for insurance, and are blaming both federal and local governments for hanging them out to dry.

This story was the first in our duPont-Columbia award winning series on FEMA's flood maps. 

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