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New Flood Elevation Maps Released for Four N.J. Counties

Latest maps are subject to appeal period, then final approval by FEMA

Flooding in Brick Township, N.J. during Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Flooding in Brick Township, N.J. during Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its latest – and nearly final – round of flood insurance rate maps for four New Jersey counties, as well as New York City.

The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, also called preliminary FIRMs, are subject to a 90 day appeal period before they become FIRM maps, which will dictate flood insurance renewal rates and building height requirements. It is expected that it will take another 12 to 18 months for the preliminary FIRM maps to be finally approved.

The preliminary maps have been released for Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Hudson counties in New Jersey as well as the five boroughs of New York City.

In many cases, the new maps include the removal of some areas from the highest risk flood zones – V, or "velocity" zones – that carry with them higher flood insurance rates and a requirement that homes must be elevated using a piling, rather than block, foundation.

Appeals to the new maps must be filed through a resident's municipal government.

The maps are available online at: http://www.region2coastal.com/preliminaryfirms.
grace April 01, 2014 at 02:34 PM
also @ daniel do you have the person to contact here in lacey re :these maps..just want to see whats changed if anything..thx
FIMF the ll April 01, 2014 at 02:42 PM
The maps are available online at: http://www.region2coastal.com/preliminaryfirms.
Chuck Cumella April 01, 2014 at 06:31 PM
The maps have increased too much Appeal !! STOP FEMA NOW !! Www stop FEMA now ,com One foot below. BFE may cost you thousands annually on flood insurance
Ken April 01, 2014 at 08:17 PM
I guess I'm going to get into the business of driving piles, I own the equipment
FIMF the ll April 01, 2014 at 10:47 PM
Try prunes

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