Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
File photo
File photo
FEMA released preliminary flood insurance rate maps which could raise prices for homeowners.

Preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) were released Thursday as the next step in FEMA’s coastal Flood Insurance Study.

Insurance rates could go up by hundreds of dollars for homeowners in flood-prone areas, specifically those in south Queens affected by Sandy. Maps will go into effect in 2015.

Following this release, a 90-day appeal and comment period will be opened in spring 2014. Those interested will be able to submit comments to the city online.

Once the appeal is over and all issues are resolved, FEMA will issue a Letter of Final Determination (LFD) to the city that will initiate a six-month adoption period before the maps become effective.

The city has additionally signed into law revised building codes which require standards reflect new and substantially improved structures as detailed in the preliminary FIRMs.

For more information on maps, click here.




Join The Discussion

Popular Stories
Photos: Bridget Kenny/QNS
Beloved Long Island City restaurant reopens, rebranded as 'Crabhouse'
QNS/File photos
Source: Homeless services chief told local lawmaker about Maspeth shelter plan in May
Photos by Anthony Giudice/QNS
Ridgewood and Maspeth have seen a recent uptick in robberies, 104th Precinct boss says
Skip to toolbar