Confusion reigns on Long Island in the Village of Valley Stream after the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to drop 1,500 homes from its new flood maps.
As a result of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is still fine tuning what its response will be should another monster storm strike the region.
The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.
There might be some relief coming for superstorm Sandy victims who are facing skyrocketing flood insurance rates.
New Yorkers can now type in their address to see if their home has been added to the amended FEMA flood maps.
More than 4,000 properties on Nassau County’s South Shore, including Cedarhurst, Lybrook and Valley Stream, have been removed from the new federal flood zone maps.