FEMA released revised maps Monday for parts of the city, including Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn. New maps for other areas are expected next month.
Already, the maps double the number of properties in the flood zones.
Exact impacts vary by property. But many owners who are rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy may be urged to set ground floors three to six feet higher than zoning rules previously required.
Some undamaged properties might have to be elevated or face higher flood insurance costs in coming years.
The maps are available on FEMA's website. See the flood maps: http://www.region2coastal.com/ ---
National Flood Insurance Program: www.FloodSmart.gov
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