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Rising Cost of Flood Insurance Will Create Challenges for NYC: RAND

Some New York City residents may soon face sharp increases in their flood insurance premiums as a result of major changes occurring in the National Flood Insurance Program and the redrawing of flood maps that expand the areas at risk, …

Delaware Towns Worry About Hike in Flood Insurance

Kent County residents and leaders are getting their first look at new flood maps and worrying about the impact on flood insurance rates. The News Journal reported that federal officials unveiled new flood maps for Kent County on Tuesday night. …

Post-Sandy Flood Maps Bring Some Relief to Coast

More than seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore, thousands of homeowners are getting some relief from crushing rebuilding and insurance costs. The federal government has updated its flood maps laying out the likelihood of damage …

Six Months After Sandy, Thousands Homeless in New York, New Jersey

The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey’s tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and has nowhere to hang her One …

Sandy-Damaged Homes Hit Market at Bargain Prices

It sounds like the premise for a new reality TV series: “Hurricane House” – people scouring waterside communities looking to buy homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy at a deep discount. While there are bargains out there, ranging from 10 percent …

What FEMA’s Advisory Flood Maps Mean for New Jersey

The federal government has published maps showing the risk of flooding has worsened in New Jersey since it last gathered such data in the 1980s. That’s without taking into account projections that sea level will continue to rise at an …