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Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Camden and Gloucester Counties

posted by Samara Ebinger   [ updated ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ are now available.  You can look up the flood zone and Base Flood Elevation (BFE) from the maps for a specific property using the What is My BFE? address lookup tool.

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.

Beach Nourishment and Dune Construction Fact Sheet Available from FEMA

posted Sep 10, 2014, 9:47 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 9:47 AM ]

For purposes of flood hazard mapping, FEMA considers the effects of nourished beaches and constructed dunes only when certain criteria are met. FEMA's fact sheet about beach nourishment and dune construction  provides important information about how these activities affect coastal flood hazards and FEMA's coastal flood studies and how FEMA evaluates these projects during a study. 

Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Bergen County

posted Sep 2, 2014, 7:34 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 7:35 AM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Bergen County, NJ are now available.  You can look up the flood zone and Base Flood Elevation (BFE) from the maps for a specific property using the What is My BFE? address lookup tool.
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.

Updates to the Limit of Moderate Wave Action in Cumberland County

posted Aug 26, 2014, 10:24 AM by Samara Ebinger

The direction indicator for a portion of the Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA) shown on the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map for Cumberland County has been corrected. Learn more about this change on the Map Panel Update page.

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.  





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