FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Maps

Nearly eight months since Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the eastern seaboard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released preliminary flood maps for New York and New Jersey. (Zoom in to see the flood zones.) Flood maps remain vital as insurance companies enlist them to mold policies for their clients; the maps also assist all levels of government to prepare for future natural disasters. FEMA’s preliminary maps thus far include New Jersey and New York City and appear user-friendly. For instance, the maps inform residents which flood zone they reside in. For those who live on Long Island, flood maps are expected to be released shortly. Click here for more information about flood zones.

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