Fed flood, fire maps are a disaster for some

Oct. 2, 2012

By Hannah Guzik, OVN contributor

When his home was included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new Ojai flood zone map, Malcolm Knight fought back. In early 2011, FEMA designated his Cruzero Street home as having a 1 percent chance of flooding each year — or once every 100 years — but Knight thought the feds had it wrong. “We border the creek, and the lower end of our lot was always just a tiny bit in the

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