Please join us on July 29th for LIFT UP NEW YORK. A celebration to benefit Zone A New York, previewing a vision for NYC’s first Neighborhood Resiliency District, and honoring Joseph McAllister, President of the South Beach Civic Association, and Robert Vaccarello, CRM President of RY Management Co., Inc.
The now prize-winning Zone A New York Flood Insurance Expert Rebecca Elliott was recently recognized by the UC Berkeley Sociology Department for her work on The Flood Insurance Sagas. She is helping the many thousands of residents in the floodplain come to grips with and understand the implications of the ever-changing laws surrounding flood insurance, and how to make the best rebuilding decisions today.
In the last installment, we covered FEMA’s general methods for making and approving a flood zone map, or FIRM. However, the process for releasing the latest FIRMs for New York City has differed significantly from the normal procedure. This installment will go into the specifics of where we are in the mapping process and what is to come.
In the previous installment on premium rate-setting, we learned that where you live relative to the flood zone largely determines what you pay in flood insurance. In this post, I’ll go over the basic things to know about flood zone maps, explain how to find your flood zone maps, then provide some background on how the flood mapping process
works in general.
In this fourth installment, Rebecca Elliott, our Zone A New York Flood Insurance Expert, provides clarification on the technical details of the National Flood Insurance Program, explaning to homeowners exactly what are the factors that determine the price of insurance premiums, and revealing just how many of them homeowners have direct control over.