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New Base Elevation Requirements are Released
This past weekend, FEMA released the new flood elevation maps for those areas that were affected by Super Storm Sandy. Here you will be able to search by address and find out what the Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) is for that property. It is choked full of other information as well.
After entering the address, and clicking "Get Details" you will not only get the new AFBE, it will also give you the old base elevation, as well as what Flood Zone the property is in. There are also numerous links to other reports and information regarding the elevation of the property.
While this is going to apply to any new homes that are built in flood zones, it will also apply to those homes that the are deemed to "substantially damaged" by the Township in which the property is located. On the Long Beach Township home page, they explain this a little more in the "Repair Your Flood Damaged Home" section about a quarter of the way down the page. They also explain that if the home is deemed to be substantially damage, you must now meet the the required flood elevation for that location. They also give some guidance as to what the Township will deemed as substantially damaged.
Of course each town's requirements may be slightly different, but this is an example what homeowners need to take into consideration when they are deciding what to do with their damaged homes.
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