NEW YORK (OCN) — Are you planning on visiting or residing in zoned areas? Here are some things to know before you search or sign on the dotted line.
Tourists and residents in Zone A face the highest risk of flooding from a hurricane’s storm surge. Zone A includes all low-lying coastal areas and other areas that could experience storm surge in ANY hurricane that makes landfall close to New York City.
Tourists and residents in Zone B may experience storm surge flooding from a MODERATE (Category 2 or higher) hurricane.
Tourists and residents in Zone C may experience storm surge flooding from a MAJOR hurricane (Category 3 & 4) making landfall just south of New York City. A major hurricane is unlikely in New York City, but not impossible.