FEMA: Raise Flooded New Orleans Homes By 3 Feet

To qualify for flood insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says flooded homes in New Orleans should be raised 1 to 3 feet off the ground.

"Many homes damaged by flooding during Hurricane Katrina will probably have to be raised 1 to 3 feet to qualify for flood insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said yesterday as the government released its long-awaited projections on the city's flood danger.

The projections have been eagerly awaited because they are considered crucial for residents deciding whether or how to rebuild their homes and businesses. The information will also be key in planning the city's reconstruction and determining aid for homeowners."

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