FEMA To Issue Up-Dated Flood Data
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes that communities affected by Hurricane Sandy have already started or will begin making critical recovery decisions - long before any new Flood Insurance Rate Maps can be finalized in the affected areas. To that end, FEMA is working to prepare more up to date flood hazard information in the coming weeks to allow communities, residents and business owners to make informed rebuilding decisions. More than 35,000 homes and businesses will now be located in flood zone areas. Use of this information will be required for certain FEMA-funded recovery and mitigation activities after release and is highly encouraged for other rebuilding efforts. Click here to check your area flood map situation. Please remember these are being updated ...