SJC advisory on flood zones


STATION.>>Tom: THANK YOU. AMONG THE REMINDERS ABOUT THE RISK OF FLOODING IS AN ADVISORY FROM ST. JOHN’S COUNTY. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO FIND OUT IF THEIR HOMES ARE AMONG THOSE IN A FLOOD ZONE AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY. THE CURRENT FLOOD MAP HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 2004. MORE THAN 10,000 HOMES WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF THE SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA. HEATHER LEIGH IS JOINING US LIVE WITH AN UPDATE ON COUNTY’S PREPARATIONS, HEATHER?>>Reporter: TOM, CURRENTLY THEY’RE NOT ACTIVATED BUT IF THEY WERE ACTIVATED THIS ROOM, AT LEAST AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL WOULD BE COMPLETELY FILLED WITH PEOPLE. THEY WOULD BE SITTING AT THE TABLES AND CHAIRS, DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, AND THEY WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THEIR GAME PLAN GOING INTO THE STORM. ONE THINK THEY DO HAVE IS A PROJECTION OF THE STORM UP HERE AND THEY’RE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON IT. ANOTHER THING THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT WHERE THE FLOOD ZONE MAPS, THIS IS THE CURRENT FLOOD ZONE. THIS IS BASED ON RAINFALL. NOT STORM SURGE. THAT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. BUT AGAIN THIS IS THE CURRENT MAP. THE MAP IS GOING TO BE CHANGING FOR NEXT YEAR. I PULLED UP THE INTERACTIVE MAP THEY HAVE PUT ON TO THEIR WEBSITE. I WANT TO GOOD SEE YOU — GO AHEAD AND SHOW YOU. I PUT ONE ADIRECTION, PGA TOUR BOULEVARD WHICH IS AN AREA I KNOW IS GOING TO CHANGE. YOU CLICK AND YOU DRAG DOWN AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR NEXT YEAR. THIS AREA WHICH IS IN THE 1000 BLOCK EVER THE PGA TOUR BOULEVARD IS CURRENTLY AT AN S. S. BUT NEXT YEAR IT’S GOING TO BE MOVED INTO A ZONE A.E. B.E.IS WHERE YOU WILL SEE THE WORST FLOODING AND ZONE X. IS THE LEAST BUT OFFICIALS SAY NO MATTER WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE.>>THIS IS A MISCONCEPTION FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE HOME OWNERS, IT’S NOT A PROBLEM, HOME OWNERS DOESN’T COVER FLOOD DAMAGE. RISING WATER VERSUS FALLING WATER. SO IT’S A DIFFERENT POLICY ALL TOGETHER. IF YOU ONLY HAVE HOME OWNERS INSURANCE YOU WON’T GET COVERED FOR FLOOD.>>Reporter: AGAIN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MAP AND YOU WANT TO PUT IN YOUR ADDRESS, WE POSTED A LINK TO news4jax.com.

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