Flood Zones On Long Beach Island

Dated: September 16 2013

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Understanding the New Flood Zones on Long Beach Island NJ


Flood Zones and the LBI Real Estate Market

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy FEMA developed a new set of flood zones on Long Beach Island. There are two major zones to consider. Flood Zones: A and V. Of the two, a V zone is more restrictive and has certain conditions such asr:
  • Foundations must consist of break away walls and cannot be located on a solid block foundation
  • The base flood elevation on Long Beach Island in a “V” zone tends to be higher. Usually about 10 feet
  • Additional considerations must be made for new construction such as sacrificial garage slabs (no more than 4″ thick and not reinforced by pilings)
If your property was located in an “A” zone and has now been redrawn to a “V” zone AND if your property sustained substantial damage, you must adhere to these new building guidelines or be exposed to higher flood insurance. To learn more about flood zones on Long Beach Island please visit the link below:
http://www.buylbi.com/lbirealestate/flood-zones-on-long-beach-island-nj/
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Nathan Colmer

LBI Office 12800 Long Beach Blvd Beach Haven Terrace NJ 08008 I have lived on LBI my entire life and am actually the 4th generation in my family to do so. This have given me a deep knowledge base ....

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