F.E.M.A. 2014 Updated Flood Maps
Councilwoman Margaret Drozd, Liaison
Risk MAP Program
, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing quality
flood hazard information to help communities plan for and reduce the risk from flooding.
As part of that effort, the FEMA Region II office has initiated a coastal flood study to update the information
shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for 14 coastal New Jersey counties and New York City.
The FIRM shows each community's flood hazards and is a requirement for
participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The FIRM is used to determine who must buy flood insurance
and where floodplain development regulations apply.
FEMA's website, which will be updated as progress on the coastal flood study continues,
will include links to the online preliminary FIRM panels (once completed),
and details on public meetings to review those preliminary results.
We encourage you to explore FEMA's website to learn more - be sure to check back regularly for updates,
sign up for their Twitter feed
In the meantime, there are steps that you can take now to keep your family safe from flood risk:
Know your risk – Understand the risk of flooding in your area.
View your community’s current flood hazard maps
and check back here for updates on the project underway.
View Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) information
being developed by FEMA
to help communities, property owners and others make
informed decisions about rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.