FEMA flood zones

Borough Board votes down raising homes in flood-prone zones
News Maggie Hayes 7/16/2013 at 9:48AM

The borough doesn’t want to raise the stakes on its homes. The Borough Board recently voted against a freeboarding requirement that would elevate homes in flood-prone zones an additional two feet higher than FEMA standards. “Our concern was the requirement to go above and beyond the recommended base elevation,” said Betty Braton, chair of Community [...]

Amendment would delay flood insurance premium increases
Amendment would delay flood insurance premium increases
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/14/2013 at 5:08PM

A new amendment will help Sandy victims avoid drowning in flood insurance premium increases—at least for several years to come. Senator Charles Schumer announced his support for an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that delays increases for those with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coverage in communities affected by updated FEMA flood maps [...]