There is a lot of technical information and complicated concepts regarding flood maps and flood insurance. Please see below for helpful links to information to help with that understanding and point you to other resources to better understand your risk.

Additional Resources

Understand Your Flood Risk:

Flood Insurance Questions:

  • To look up an agent to buy flood insurance, visit Call at least 3 agents for flood insurance quotes.

If you are an owner of a 1-4 family home and you still have questions after speaking with an insurance agent, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, creator of, can connect you to free housing counseling and legal services.  

Additional Links

NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations

NYC Department of City Planning Resilient Neighborhood Initiative

NYC Department of Buildings: Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy