PARSIPPANY, NJ - You can learn if your property is now in a high risk flood zone and if you need to purchase flood insurance.
There are map changes to FEMA's newly released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and you can learn more at one of the two Open Houses that The Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting.
The first Open House will be held on Nov. 8 in Parsippany and the second one will be on Nov. 9 in Lincoln Park.
The Open Houses will provide residents with the opportunity to meet with experts one-on-one to learn more about their flood risk, get information on potential changes to flood insurance rates or requirements, and learn tips on how to mitigate and prepare for future floods.
It is vital that property owners understand their current flood risk, and take advantage of the tools and/or programs available to make their property and community safer and stronger against future flood risk.
More details on the The Open Houses that will occur:
Wednesday, November 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy Gymnasium, 500 W. Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
Thursday, November 9, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Lincoln Park PAL/Community Center (next to Lincoln Park Library), 10 Boonton Turnpike, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
There will be no formal presentations. Residents who plan to attend may come any time during the scheduled hours. Municipal officials also are encouraged to attend to provide a local perspective on the information presented to their residents.
To get the most out of the Open Houses, residents and property owners should bring a copy of their elevation certificates and flood insurance policies, if available.