Congresswoman Velázquez And FEMA Hosting Important Draft Flood Maps Forum Tonight

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Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm
FEMA Draft Flood Maps Forum
This is important information for Red Hook and Gowanus residents in particular and pertains to the just-released post-Sandy Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFE) flood maps.
Tonight, Congresswoman Velázquez hosting of meeting with FEMA and NYC on FEMA’s release odraft flood maps at Red Hook Miccio Center, 110 West 9th Street
According to a press release from Velázquez's office:
FEMA will explain its released Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs) to provide a better picture of current flood risk than the existing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and the New York City’s Housing Recovery Office, Department of Buildings, the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency and NYC Housing Authority will be there as well for breakouts and discussion. The meeting is of course free and open to the public.