City Disputes FEMA's Updated Flood Zones

Two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a new flood map for the New York City region, one that substantially expanded what’s known as the “100-year floodplain”—areas where there is at least a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year. The update, which is still subject to final approval, would nearly double the number of structures in the zone to 71,500.

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