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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 follow us on Twitter.  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?  Visit our Contacts page to find a subject matter expert who can help.

Your source for the latest information about flood risk in coastal New York and New Jersey.

Is your property in a high risk flood zone? Look up your flood risk by address

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