Gallery: FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

New York City flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday reveal that more areas further inland are expected to flood in the future. FEMA updated preliminary maps that reference areas that were hit hard during Hurricane Sandy (including Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn) by adding roughly 35,000 homes to high-risk zones subject to destructive waves along coastlines. Maps for Manhattan and other parts of the city will be released in February, said agency spokesman Dan Watson.

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