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New Flood Maps Add 26,000 Maine Properties As Potentially At Risk

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Caroline Losneck
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A vehicle is partially submerged near the La Quinta Inn on Park Avenue in Portland in Sept. 2015.

A nonprofit tech company has released a powerful online tool for analyzing a property’s flood risks now and into the future.

First Street Foundation’s analysis includes hidden risks from rainfall intensity and other factors related to climate change that classic Federal Emergency Management Agency flood hazard maps don’t necessarily cover.

The group finds that there are some 26,000 additional properties in Maine at substantial risk of flooding over the next three decades that are not included in FEMA maps.

To view the full report and to look up your property, visit floodfactor.com.