FEMA to release new flood maps for NJ - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Superstorm Sandy

FEMA to release new flood maps for NJ

Posted: Updated:

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey who are weighing whether to rebuild or relocate will soon get more information that should help them decide what to do.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will release updated flood work maps for Atlantic, Ocean, Monmouth and Hudson counties on Monday.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey says the new working maps that will be released will remove large areas from the so-called high-risk "velocity zone."

FEMA in December released an advisory flood map based on data compiled before Sandy that showed the risk of flood levels was worse than believed. Homes in the V-zone would have to be raised or homeowners would risk higher premiums for flood insurance.

Homeowners feared they would not be able to afford the costs to comply.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Why is Atlantic City collapsing?

    Why is Atlantic City collapsing?

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:38:30 GMT
    AP file photoAP file photo
    For decades, making some quick cash was the main drive behind so many who took the ride down the parkway to Atlantic City. But with so much to choose from nowadays, it looks like Atlantic City is in a lot of trouble.
    For decades, making some quick cash was the main drive behind so many who took the ride down the parkway to Atlantic City. But with so much to choose from nowadays, it looks like Atlantic City is in a lot of trouble.
  • 6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ

    6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:53:06 GMT
    Six people were saved as their boat was sinking in waters near the New Jersey coast. 
    Six people were saved as their boat was sinking in waters near the New Jersey coast. 
  • Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:58:04 GMT
    The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
    The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices