Flood insurance

Harbor Bay resident explores problem now facing homeowners citywide

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released new floodplain maps that propose to place nearly 2,000 Alameda homes in a mapped 100-year floodplain for the first time.

 

The issue of flooding stretches beyond Bay Farm and covers the entire city and the site of the former Naval Air Station. As mentioned in the lead article, about 2,000 parcels located throughout the city lie within the newly identified 100-year floodplain. “That means there is a 1 percent chance that in any one year these properties would experience flooding from extreme high tides and storm activity,” the city states on its website.