Manhattan FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate


Do you live in Manhattan and need a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate? Well, the surveyors at Arek can fulfill that request for you! We have years of experience working in the field and will make sure this certificate is completed. For more information about all of our surveying options, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have regarding our services. Please call one of our office numbers to speak to someone. When you call, we can go over exactly what you need and schedule an appointment. We can also then provide you with a fair and accurate quote.

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Why You Need A FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate

Manhattan had some major issues with Hurricane Sandy and showed its vulnerability to flooding, so a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate took on another level. When it comes down to it, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires homeowners to purchase flood insurance policies for homes located within certain flood zones. ​So, the FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate is how you get that insurance policy approved and is an important part of the National Flood Insurance Program.

The certificate certifies that buildings located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) are safe. The FEMA flood elevation certificate also determines the proper flood insurance premium rate for the building and supports a request for a Letter of Map Amendment.

In the end, the ultimate goal of these certificates is to simply enhance the safety in flood zones. A flood zone is an area that the government determines to be probably areas of flooding due to intensive storms or coastal regions. The probability and/or frequency of anticipated flood conditions are determined by these studies and can range in severity. They don’t always have to be extremely hazardous. That is because there are areas of minimal flooding that fit into the spectrum. This certificate gauges which areas are more prone to flooding than others, which allows for people to safely build and live in certain areas.

FEMA FEC Aspects

When you need a FEMA flood elevation certificate in Manhattan, we need to perform a survey

This survey includes:

  • elevation above mean sea level taken at building corners
  • sidewalks
  • building first floor and lowest floor
  • location of the building (longitude and latitude)
  • flood zone designation

All these aspects go into how one receives a FEMA flood elevation certificate. It is imperative that buildings in dangerous areas have the proper certification. This way they can ably handle dangerous weather.

And it should go without saying, but not just anybody can hand out a FEMA flood elevation certificate in Manhattan. Only a licensed land surveyor, engineer, or architect can complete one. Good thing for you we are one of those people! So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today for more information. You can call our office and speak to a professional surveyor. When you call, we can provide you with all of the necessary details.