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Do you know your flood risk
FEMA and the NJDEP are hosting two Flood Risk Open Houses to provide Morris 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 Houses are scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy Gymnasium located at 500 W. Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 and Thursday, November 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center located at 10 Boonton Turnpike Lincoln Park, NJ 07035.
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. If you already have flood insurance, please bring the policy and an elevation certificate, if you have one, to the event.
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.
To access the mapping portal where you can view the updated maps, visit http://arcg.is/2zDVFcK For more information on FIRMs, go to 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. Another source for information on the FEMA FIRM and other flood related topics can be found on the Morris County Planning Department website: https://planning.morriscountynj.gov/firms/.