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New Flood Elevation Maps: Will They Help Manasquan And Belmar?

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

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.

Will they help Manasquan And Belmar? Please let us know in the comments.

The maps are available online at: http://www.region2coastal.com/preliminaryfirms.
Rick March 31, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Interesting, the new map splits my home in two. does this mean I only have to pay half as much for flood insurance? Made it through Sandy without a drop, lucky for me but close enough to prompt me to get the insurance. now to all you politicians...get your heads outta your butts and get to helping the people who are still waiting for it!
Dame Bridgid April 01, 2014 at 01:29 PM
The local ones are too busy playing at political scandal during town hall meetings where they are supposed to be asking for help to rebuild. The people responsible have all resigned or been fired. The mayors need to stop wasting time by beating a dead horse. Time to move on & present your needs or possible solutions that require funding if you want to recover from Sandy. If you fail to work in a bipartisan manner you deserve what you get.

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