FEMA flood maps cause insurance stir

About 4,500 homes and businesses are no longer

About 4,500 homes and businesses are no longer in a high-risk flood zone that required an expensive insurance policy. (January 2, 2013 10:32 PM)

Nearly 5,000 homes and businesses in Nassau County have been repositioned on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) flood maps, leading to some pricey insurance changes.

Three years ago, FEMA required thousands of Western Nassau residents to buy expensive flood insurance based on their living in a high-risk flood zone. However, in revised maps released by the agency, about...

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