Flood Zone

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Post-Sandy Rebuilding Rush

Thursday, March 07, 2013

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses a government-approved $776 million effort to rebuild in flood-prone areas, as a WNYC and ProPublica investigation revealed.

Read Robert's story and see the map.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Plan to Buy Back Flood Zone Property

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New York Times reporter Thomas Kaplan discusses the likely offers forthcoming from the state to buy your home if it's in the 100-year flood plain.

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Cuomo Proposes Buying Flood-Prone Properties

Monday, February 04, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a plan to buy homes in flood-prone areas and then demolish them, creating more undeveloped coastline for the state.

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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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