The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers flood insurance to homeowners, condo owners and associations, tenants and business owners located in one of the 20,000 local governments that participate in the federal program. Condominium associations and unit owners may purchase insurance coverage. In 2003, Congress directed FEMA to update the nation’s flood hazard maps. As […]
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the New York City Council has commissioned a “building resiliency” task force to study potential changes in the building code to minimize damage from flood events. In announcing the task force, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said flood protection was the “single most important infrastructure challenge of our time”.
FEMA has issued an advisory for buildings subject to long-term flooding and widespread mold following a hurricane. As a service to our readers and fellow New York metropolitan area neighbors, we are providing the text of the FEMA recommendations. the original brochure is available at Advisory for Restoration of Flooded Buildings 1. Air Out– To promote
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has prepared a number of guides, brochures, reports and other resources to assist contractors and homeowners with flood-damaged homes and buildings. Following are links to some of these resources: Rehabbing Flooded Homes: A Guide for Builders and Contractors – This