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Old 09-08-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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For those who have been on the Island during Sandy - and previous hurricanes - how accurate do you find FEMA's Flood Risk maps to be? If an area says 'Minimal chance' and isn't that far from a lower elevation, would it still be minimal during a higher category hurricane?

fyi, I've been looking at their map via this website:
http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/web...76834308560091
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Honestly, only God knows.

They were all rewritten after Sandy and will be rewritten when the next worst storm occurs.

With all that said, Sandy was a rare occurrence (hopefully).

If the house did not flood during Sandy, your risk is minimal.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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are you concerned about a specific area? If so, where is it? You're more likely to get good feedback on the accuracy of the map for a given neighborhood as opposed to a broad question about fema maps in general.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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the moriches - mastic/shirley - bay shore - patchogue areas
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Try to stay North of Montauk Hwy
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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For those who have been on the Island during Sandy - and previous hurricanes - how accurate do you find FEMA's Flood Risk maps to be? If an area says 'Minimal chance' and isn't that far from a lower elevation, would it still be minimal during a higher category hurricane?

fyi, I've been looking at their map via this website:
http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/web...76834308560091
It matters not one bit if they say the risk of flooding is minimal. You do not want to be the owner if that one time happens.
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