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FEMA Issues Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Upper Raritan River Communities in Hunterdon County, NJ

Posted on April 26, 2021


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Virtual Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

On April 2, 2021, FEMA released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to the town of Clinton and the townships of Clinton, Franklin, Raritan, Readington, and Union in Hunterdon County for public comment. The maps provide updated information about the community’s flood risk, inform insurance rates and purchase requirements, and help community members make decisions about how to protect themselves, their properties and their belongings against future flood events. The maps and the associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report are the basis for each community’s floodplain management.

FEMA will host a Virtual Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance on
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
4 to 7 p.m.
http://bit.ly/FEMAHunterdonSomerset
Or call toll free: (888) 475-4499
Meeting ID: 933 8773 3791
Passcode: 2021

The Virtual Open House will be a joint conversation between Hunterdon and Somerset County riverine community members with the opportunity to connect with FEMA representatives to learn more about their flood risk, get information on potential changes to flood insurance rates or requirements, and learn ways to prepare for and protect against flooding. It will be a live discussion conducted over a virtual conference. All are welcome to join.

To request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, real-time captioning, or other), please email thomas.song@fema.dhs.gov or FEMA-CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov or call 833-285-7448, FEMA’s Civil Rights Resource Line.

As a result of these map changes, some properties in Hunterdon County may be included in a high-risk flood zone, known as the Special Flood Hazard Area, for the first time. This may result in those affected property owners being required to purchase flood insurance. Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that property owners and community members understand their current flood risk and take advantage of the tools and/or programs available to make their property and community safer and stronger against flooding.

For more information or to access the flood maps, visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center at msc.fema.gov. Visit floodsmart.gov for flood insurance information. You may also contact a map specialist at the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at (877) 336-2627 or FEMA-FMIX@fema.dhs.gov.

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