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Does this flood map make any sense to you? It sure doesn't to the people of Valley Stream, N.Y., which is why the village has a beef with FEMA. (Photo: CBS 2)

Perplexing Flood Zone Maps Pit The Village Of Valley Stream Against FEMA

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.

08/14/2013

Under the new parameters, New York City is divided into six flood zones, pulling in an additional 600,000 residents compared to the A, B and C zones that existed prior to Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: OEM)

New New York City Flood Zones Include 600,000 More Residents

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.

06/18/2013

Preliminary flood map for Ocean County, N.J. (credit: FEMA)

Post-Sandy Flood Maps Bring Some Relief To New Jersey Coast

The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.

06/17/2013

A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

N.Y. Congresspeople: Possible Relief Ahead For Sandy Victims’ Insurance Rates

There might be some relief coming for superstorm Sandy victims who are facing skyrocketing flood insurance rates.

03/11/2013

Superstorm Sandy's destruction seen in the Rockaways - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FEMA Launches Website With Interactive Flood Maps

New Yorkers can now type in their address to see if their home has been added to the amended FEMA flood maps.

02/26/2013

FEMA Flood Zones (credit: CBS 2)

Confusion Sets In Over FEMA’s Revamped Nassau County Flood Zone Map

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.

01/03/2013