What are the benefits of the new FIRMs?
The Risk MAP project will have the following benefits:
Community planners and local officials will gain a greater understanding of the flood hazards and risks that affect Manhattan and can therefore improve local planning activities.
Builders and developers will have access to more detailed information for making decisions on where to build and how construction can affect local flood hazard areas.
Insurance, realty and lending professionals will have easy online access to updates and upcoming changes in order to serve their customers and community more efficiently.
Home and business owners will have the ability to make better financial decisions about protecting their properties.

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1. What is a floodplain and how do I determine if my property is located in this area?
2. Why is Manhattan getting new flood hazard maps?
3. How might the new flood maps affect me financially?
4. How can I reduce the cost of flood insurance?
5. Who is responsible for updating the maps?
6. What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map?
7. What are the benefits of the new FIRMs?
8. How will the new FIRMs affect me?
9. What will happen if my property is remapped from a moderate- or low-risk area to a high-risk area?
10. What will happen if my property is remapped from a high-risk to a moderate- or low-risk area?
11. What does the new Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act mean for me?
12. When do the new maps become effective?