By BILL HANNA Posted Apr. 24, 2010
FORT WORTH -- John Williams moved to the Creekwood neighborhood for a new energy-efficient home and views of a small lake behind his back yard.
But for him and his neighbors in the far north Fort Worth subdivision, which borders Saginaw, the creek behind his home became an unexpected hassle when new federal flood maps incorrectly showed about 40 homes in the 100-year flood plain.
Even though the tight-knit group of residents knew that it wasn't true, proving it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- and their mortgage companies -- wasn't easy. They started calling elected officials and the developer and filing open-records requests with local governments for building permits.