Monday, March 30, 2015

Reminder: Congresswoman Velázquez Will Hold FEMA Flood Insurance Meeting In Red Hook Tomorrow

Here is a quick reminder that Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, in cooperation with several other elected officials, is hosting a  FEMA Flood Insurance Meeting in Red Hook tomorrow evening.

According to the Congresswoman's office:
"It’s time for another flood insurance meeting: March 31, 2015 – which begins a 90-day public comment period on new maps where many more people will be required to get flood insurance. (FEMA is sending out 400,000 letters to NYC property owners mapped in or near the special flood hazard areas next week.) Anticipating a lot of questions, the Congresswoman is hosting a public community meeting in Red Hook (accessible to Gowanus and open to all) with FEMA and the City officials."

Since this information is of equal importance to residents in Gowanus, please circulate the flyer and mark your calendar.

Perhaps, as one of my neighborhood friends suggested, Gowanus residents should request their very own meeting? Just a suggestion.

If you would like to check if your home is in a FEMA Flood zone, click here to enter your address:
What Is My BFE? Address Lookup Tool | FEMA Region II

Click here for the Gowanus-specific map.
You can also leave a comment on Fema's web site here.

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