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Howard Beach a flood zone in new FEMA maps 1

Howard Beach, hit hard by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, will likely be added to FEMA’s flood regulation zone, according to new tentative advisory maps. That would require residents to get flood insurance and could force owners to retrofit their homes to protect against future floods. Above is 99th Street in Howard Beach on Oct. 30, a day after Hurricane Sandy.

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