Citizens deserve to have the best possible information with which to make decisions about how and where to rebuild their lives. Unfortunately, critical information gaps exist, but many are working hard right now to fill those gaps. For example, leading landscape architects, architects, engineers, and scientists are developing interactive maps of the Gulf region that will allow citizens and public officials to see first-hand those areas that are most at risk to flooding, hurricane damage, and coastal erosion. The maps will provide factual and objective analysis based on actual data.
This is what most residents have been asking for, information. The problem is, most have not been able to get it in a timely manner and it is hampering the recovery effort big-time.
I just hope the maps are more useful than bird cage liner.