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FloodHelpNY

Learn how to make your homes and finances flood resilient.

FloodHelpNY is a user-friendly online tool run in partnership with the Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) to provide NYC residents with information about flood risk, flood insurance, and flood resiliency measures to help them protect their homes and finances from flooding, which is expected to worsen due to climate change.

Flood Insurance

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FloodHelpNY offers free resources for NYC residents to learn about flood insurance and flood risk.

Flood insurance through FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is one of the best tools available to provide NYC residents with the financial support they need to rebuild and repair after a flood. Homeowners and renters insurance policies do not cover flood damage, making a flood insurance policy particularly important for New Yorkers to address damages from flooding. NYC homeowners, renters, and business owners are eligible for a federal flood insurance policy, regardless of location.

Flood Insurance Affordability

Over the past decade, federal changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have impacted flood insurance costs for many New Yorkers. The City remains committed to identifying programs and strategies at the City, State, and Federal levels to ensure that flood insurance remains affordable and accessible for all New Yorkers. The City remains committed to identifying programs and strategies at the City, State, and Federal levels to ensure that flood insurance remains affordable and accessible for all New Yorkers.

To learn more about recent federal changes to the NFIP visit FloodHelpNY.org.

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