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Now Available: Preliminary Work Maps for Westchester County

posted Aug 19, 2014, 6:12 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 6:21 AM ]

Preliminary work maps showing coastal flood hazards for Westchester County, New York are now available.  You can look up the flood zone and Base Flood Elevation from the maps for a specific property using the What is My BFE? address lookup tool.

The preliminary work maps are an interim product created in the process of developing preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and replace the Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) information released in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as the most recent coastal flood hazard information available from FEMA in this county.  Learn more about preliminary work maps through the Preliminary Work Map FAQ and other resources on the Using FEMA Flood Hazard Data page.

Video: Sea Isle City Succeeds in the Community Rating System

posted Aug 5, 2014, 6:07 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Aug 5, 2014, 6:07 AM ]

In a new FEMA video, Sea Isle City public officials discuss their community's Community Rating System (CRS) program success story. CRS gives participating communities flood insurance incentives in return for the implementation of floodplain management standards that exceed minimum National Flood Insurance Program requirements and reduce future flood risk in the community.

Redesigned FEMA Flood Map Service Center

posted Aug 1, 2014, 12:58 PM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Aug 1, 2014, 1:01 PM ]

The FEMA Risk MAP Program recently unveiled a redesigned Flood Map Service Center (MSC). The latest generation of the MSC provides all users with intuitive, powerful and completely free of charge access to FEMA flood hazard maps, products, and tools. Learn more about the improvements and new features.


Now Available! Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Cape May County

posted Jun 30, 2014, 9:47 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 9:47 AM ]

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 through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.

Preliminary Work Map Updates for Cape May County

posted Jun 26, 2014, 2:01 PM by Nadia Dawson

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 Flood Elevation (BFE) designations in Sea Isle City and the static BFEs in Avalon. Learn more about these changes on the Map Panel Update page.

FEMA Releases Additional Information on Flood Insurance Reform

posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:47 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Jul 9, 2014, 9:22 AM ]

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 of 2012.  This fact sheet provides an overview of the changes to flood insurance rates under the National Flood Insurance Program.  





Upcoming Training

posted Jun 23, 2014, 10:53 AM by Nadia Dawson

Getting to Resiliency Webinar
June 26, 2014

Join Sustainable Jersey, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the NJDEP Coastal Planning and Land Use Division to learn what coastal municipalities in New Jersey can do to become more resilient, prepare for coastal flooding events, and earn points toward Sustainable Jersey Certification.
 
The webinar will include:
  • Getting to Resilience, a community self-evaluation tool related to climate change and preparedness  
  • Case Study: Little Egg Harbor Township's experience in Getting to Resilience  
  • Climate Adaptation Flood Risks, a Sustainable Jersey action 
  • DEP's coastal program and municipal resources 
  • NJ Resiliency Network, a program offering resources to NJ municipalities for recovery and resilience 

Stormwater Management Workshop: Stormwater...from the streets to the sea
July 17, 2014, Margate, NJ

  • Introduction to Stormwater Management - What is it? Why it matters
  • Sea Level Rise and its Role in Stormwater Management
  • Climate Change, Stormwater and Shore the Communities
  • Stormwater Management Tools - ideas and Innovative Techniques
    • Green Infrastructure
    • Environmental Site Design
    • Technological advances (e.g., porous pavement)
    • Innovations in BMPs
    • Rain barrels
Sponsored by the City of Margate in conjunction with Sustainable Margate.
Register by July 14: Email Johanna Casey at: casey_johanna@margate-nj.com or register by phone: 609-822-0424.

New Jersey Association of Floodplain Managers Conference 2014
October 14-16, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ

The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement, floodplain management, and emergency management to participate in plenary sessions and concurrent sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The conference provides training opportunities and networking events and also includes a series of training workshops, which are free with paid conference registration.

For more information, visit http://www.njafm.org/page-1858597.

Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Atlantic and Essex Counties

posted May 29, 2014, 12:02 PM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated May 29, 2014, 12:03 PM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Atlantic and Essex Counties, NJ and can be accessed through the View Preliminary FIRM Data page.  This information is also available through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.  

Preliminary Work Map Update for Atlantic County

posted May 28, 2014, 10:24 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated May 28, 2014, 10:24 AM ]

Since the original release of preliminary work maps and preliminary FIRMs for certain communities, minor updates to certain map panels have been performed. Recently, several changes to the Limit of Moderate Wave Action and static Base Flood Elevations in the City of Brigantine were made on Atlantic County preliminary work map panel 34001C0361F. Learn more about these changes on the Map Panel Update page.

Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Cumberland and Salem Counties

posted Apr 29, 2014, 1:07 PM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 1:08 PM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Cumberland and Salem Counties, NJ and can be accessed through the View Preliminary FIRM Data page.  This information is also available through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.  

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