Rebuilding a Better Jersey Shore - Analyzing & Interpreting Proposed FEMA Flood Elevation Maps
As promised the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has released the proposed Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) for 10 of New Jersey's 21 counties.
You can check out this map for the southern end of Little Egg Harbor.
For northern Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton flood elevations this is the map panel.
These are just recommendations, but will likely guide municipal officials because compliance will lower flood insurance rates for residents.
According to municipal officials in southern Ocean County and northern Atlantic County, homeowners that suffered damage exceeding 50% of the value of the building will be forced to rebuild their home according to new flood codes.
Although these flood elevation maps are advisory right now, it is more likely than not that municipalities will adopt the FEMA recommendationsby incorporating them into existing zoning codes.
The counties included in this are Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, Burlington, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex and Union counties.
The full map of proposed revisions to New Jersey flood insurance elevations is available through the FEMA website.
The proposed flood elevations are contained in these maps:
- FEMA elevation maps for South Jersey at the Jersey Shore (Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May and Burlington counties).
- FEMA Maps for North (NY, and northern NJ counties).
- FEMA Maps for Central (NY, and parts of northern Ocean County).
If you'd like more information about homes Little Egg Harbor at the Jersey Shore, contact Little Egg Harbor REALTOR® Laura Giannotta at 609-384-6121.