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  • NYS DEC & FEMA – Argh! I just flooded! Now what? This After-the-Flood Quick Guide is a tool to help NYS residents navigate recovery from flooding and access essental resources following a flood event: 1 – Returning Home Afer the Flood. 2 – Now What? 3 – Make Sure it Doesn’t Happen Again. - Download Quick Guide PDF

  • FEMA Substantially Improved/Substantially Damaged Desk Reference. Local floodplain management regulations and codes contain minimum NFIP requirements that apply not only to new structures, but also to existing structures which are “substantially improved (SI)” or “substantially damaged (SD).” This Desk Reference provides practical guidance and suggested procedures to implement the NFIP requirements for SI/SD - View Link

  • FEMA Answers to Questions about SI/SD Buildings. Provides guidance for many concerns regarding Substantial Improvement (SI) and Substantial Damage (SD) of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The publication answers questions about pertinent definitions and regulations and some general questions about SI/SD and determining when buildings are Substantially Improved or have incurred Substantial Damage - View Link

  • This checklist helps homeowners understand what must be provided to their flood insurance company or  adjuster to be eligible for up to $30,000 under the Standard Flood Insurance Policy through Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) - View Link