flood maps http://wamc.org en FEMA Works on New Flood Maps, Insurance Rates Affected http://wamc.org/post/fema-works-new-flood-maps-insurance-rates-affected <p>Federal flood maps are being redrawn, and for those areas hit by Hurricane Sandy, that could mean guidance on whether to rebuild on higher ground. The new maps will also impact flood-insurance premiums.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency is redrawing flood-zone maps for the New York City area. Michael Byrne is FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for New York. He says the map revisions began before Hurricane Sandy, but are of even greater concern since Sandy.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:32:55 +0000 Allison Dunne 56925 at http://wamc.org FEMA Works on New Flood Maps, Insurance Rates Affected