What Are Flood Zones?
Two Types Of Floods
Pluvial flooding is when a combination of factors, including heavy rainfall and problems with the drainage system, create floods within the city. A recent example is the flooding NYC experienced due to Hurricane Ida.
Why It’s Important To Know About Flood Zones Before Buying Property In NYC?
1. Flood Insurance
2. Possible Water Damage
Properties in flood zones or properties that experience flash flooding due to high rainfalls and drainage failures may have hidden water damage. Even if an apartment that’s above the flood level itself hasn’t suffered from flooding, its impact on the building’s structure can affect you, possibly in the form of higher maintenance fees later down the line.