Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help protect state residents from the soaring cost of flood insurance. McCaskill and 26 colleagues have written to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to request changes to the flood map modernization program. The senators want FEMA to change its policy regarding uncertified levees when calculating who is required to buy flood insurance, a move which would shield Missouri residents who live in high risk flood zones from rising insurance costs. Last year, McCaskill wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to express similar concerns about the accuracy of the mapping process.