BC Civic Hosts FEMA Officials
Commenting on the new federally issued Flood Advisory Maps and the Biggert/ Water 2012 Flood Insurance Reform Act, Broad Channel Civic Association President Dan Mundy Jr. said, “Both of these issues have huge implications for thousands of homeowners and at this time there is a lot of confusion regarding the details, definitions and categories, and time frames surrounding these two topics.”
The BC Civic Association will be hosting representatives of FEMA who will speak directly on these issues at their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the in American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, in Broad Channel.
“Hopefully we can clear up some of these concerns,” added Mundy, noting that residents from Howard Beach, the Rockaways and elsewhere are welcome. “It’s open to everybody.”
Mundy and other representatives from Broad Channel have been meeting and working with federal, state and city officials since shortly after Hurricane Sandy on long range and short term area concerns.
Said Mundy, “(We’ll) have representatives from FEMA who can speak to the current Advisory Flood maps that have been released covering the mapping process as well as the opportunities for communities to appeal. In addition we have requested a FEMA official to speak directly to the impact of the Biggert/ Water 2012 Flood Insurance Reform act and how it will affect homeowner’s premiums moving forward.”