News in Cortland NY

Revised FEMA Flood Maps for Cortland

There are 656 parcels with houses completely or partially within the 2009 preliminary 100-year flood zone.  This was determined by using the GIS to find parcels completely within the flood zone and then adding flood zone fringe properties with houses that intersect the flood zone.  The houses on fringe properties were checked using the aerial photos.  A few houses determined to be in the flood zone were marginal with a very small portion of the house in the flood zone.  Since the aerial photos are accurate to +/- 4 feet (listed in metadata), these properties would need to be checked using another method. 

For reference, the metadata for the Cortland County 12 inch resolution natural color orthoimagery is at: http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/gateway/mg/metadata/index.cfm?m=2006/cscic.cortland_2006_col_12_sp.xml