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Velocity zones raise concerns in downtowns

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Ben Fogletto

Richard Neer of Nashville Tenn., with Restore One of Nashville, carries damaged wood to a dumpster from the Heritage Surf Shop on Ventnor Avenue. Monday February 18 2013 Margate's downtown is right in the middle of a bowl-shaped depression that is part of the proposed velocity zone on the new FEMA flood maps - one of the few in the area to do so. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)

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Proposed FEMA advisory flood zone maps have raised numerous concerns for island homeowners who found themselves in higher-risk flood zones — but in a few towns, the problem extends all the way to Main Street.

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11 images

Ben Fogletto

Richard Neer of Nashville Tenn., with Restore One of Nashville, carries damaged wood to a dumpster from the Heritage Surf Shop on Ventnor Avenue. Monday February 18 2013 Margate's downtown is right in the middle of a bowl-shaped depression that is part of the proposed velocity zone on the new FEMA flood maps - one of the few in the area to do so. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)