KNOW YOUR FLOOD RISK: PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE MARCH 19th

Posted on March 11, 2015

March 19th, 2015, 4PM – 7PM

Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy,
402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital for property owners to understand their risk and taking advantage of tools and programs available to them. Property owners can take action by purchasing flood insurance and implementing mitigation actions to help reduce future flooding impacts.

If you are in a high-risk flood zone, known as the SFHA, you may be required by your lender to carry flood insurance. FEMA staff will be available at the Open House to talk about these changes.

Please plan to attend this event if your property is currently mapped within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), newly mapped into an SFHA, and/or if you currently have flood insurance. If you are unsure of your flood risk, please refer to the Preliminary FIRMs which are available on the FEMA Map Service Center website, https://msc.fema.gov/portal, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627) or your local flood plain administrator or building official.

(Information on disaster-related recovery efforts and outstanding insurance claims will not be available at this session.)

For more information about the Open House, contact Stacey Murphy at smurphy@co.somerset.nj.us or (732) 859-3754.

Source: Montgomery Twp. OEM

Date: 3/11/15