Bergen County is hosting an Open House to show FEMA’s Proposed Flood Maps
|Date:||July 13, 2017|
Do you know your flood risk? FEMA and the NJDEP are hosting a Flood Risk Open House to provide Bergen County residents with an opportunity to learn more about their updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). Community officials and FEMA representatives will be on hand to answer citizens’ questions about the maps, the mapping process, and flood insurance.
The Open House is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute located at 281 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. During this time, residents can locate their property on the new maps and will have the chance to talk to members of the project team, flood insurance professionals, and state officials about what their home’s placement on the new maps means.
There will be no formal presentation at this meeting; therefore, attendees are encouraged to arrive any time during the hours of operation. In order to properly assist you, residents and property owners should plan to bring a copy of the elevation certificate and flood insurance policy for their property, if available.
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of the tools and programs available to them, including flood insurance. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study report are used by flood insurance companies to determine flood insurance requirements and costs.
For more information or to access the mapping portal where you can view the updated maps, visit www.msc.fema.gov/portal. You may also speak with a map specialist at the FEMA Flood Map Information eXchange (FMIX) at (877) 336-2627.