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WNYC News

Value of Flood-Prone Property in New York Soars

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Buildings worth more than $100 billion are vulnerable to coastal flooding in New York City.

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FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FEMA has released new maps that have greatly reduced the number of homes located in the highest-risk zones, and a great number of homeowners once concerned about what to do with their homes are now relieved. New Jersey Public Radio's Scott Gurian explains.

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WNYC News

FEMA Flood Maps Engender Backlash

Monday, April 01, 2013

Advisory flood maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the past four months were supposed to help people figure out how to rebuild higher and stronger. But in some parts of the region, the maps have sparked a backlash because they will potentially require thousands of homes to buy flood insurance that did not need to before.

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WNYC News

Flood Map Shows Sea Rise Down to Street Level

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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Researchers at Rutgers University have created NJFloodMapper, an online tool that allows users to visualize coastal flooding hazards at various sea level rises.  The tool can help towns and counties visualize rising seal level and how they'd be impacted by it.  

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WNYC News

After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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If Staten Island’s Great Kills Marina Cafe is able to reopen this spring after Sandy ripped apart its interior – blowing out windows and punching through walls – it will be thanks to assistance from the federal government.

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WNYC News

New NYC Flood Maps Add 35,000 Structures to Danger Zone

Monday, January 28, 2013

Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building higher or paying considerably more for insurance.

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