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Under its 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, FEMA Region II 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 an essential resource 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.
This website, which is 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 this website to learn more - be sure to check back regularly for updates, or sign up for our Twitter feed.  In the meantime, there are steps that you can take now to keep your communities and families safe from flood risk:

Know your risk – Understand the risk of flooding in your area. View the most recent flood hazard data available from FEMA.

Know your roleUnderstand the role you play when disaster strikes and how you can reduce the impact flooding has on you and your loved ones, your property, and your community. Visit (or Ready New York for New York residents) to learn about ways to get prepared and for more information on flood insurance.

Take action – Use FEMA flood hazard data to make the most informed decisions to reduce your flood risk and for rebuilding and recovery efforts.  Check out more resources available through the Recovery Toolkits for Community Officials and Property Owners on this website.   

Questions?  Comments?  Contact us today!

Welcome to the FEMA Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping website.
Now Available Online! 
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for New York City and Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties, New Jersey.

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  • Now Available! Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Cape May County Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Cape May County, NJ and can be accessed through the View Preliminary FIRM Data page.  This information is also available ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 9:47 AM by Samara Ebinger
  • Preliminary Work Map Updates for Cape May County Minor updates were recently made to the Cape May County preliminary work maps. These updates include changes to the Limit of Moderate Wave Action, Primary Frontal Dune, and static Base ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 2:01 PM by Nadia Dawson
  • FEMA Releases Additional Information on Flood Insurance Reform FEMA has released a new fact sheet providing additional information on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) that recently modified the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform act ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 9:22 AM by Samara Ebinger
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