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The uproar is over the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps—adopted as the state’s standard by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in January. Long before Superstorm Sandy, as part of a move to reduce subsidies to the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA had been preparing to create new Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which will call for much higher insurance premiums for homes in flood-prone areas nationwide.

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