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US agency to review storm-proofing of 70,000 NYC buildings

FEMA to gauge city's compliance with National Flood Insurance Program
November 06, 2014 12:30PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to investigate the storm proofing of  70,000 properties in New York City.

A team of representatives will perform an audit over the next six months to gauge the city’s compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.

The flood zone was recently expanded to include thousands of additional buildings that have federally backed mortgages. FEMA will review the construction that has been performed at those sites since 2009. Daniel Zarrilli, director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, told Crain’s the Community Assistance Visit is not intended to punish the city.

“FEMA will identify neighborhood trends with the intent of providing suggestions, remedies, retrofitting ideas and training opportunities,” agency spokesperson Crystal Tramunti told the publication. [Crain’s]Mark Maurer