Friday, January 29, 2016

FEMA Corps Explain Flood Insurance Rate Map Changes

Is your Fort Point property or residential building subject to changes in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) effective March 16, 2016?

To discover and prepare for flood zone changes, FEMA, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the City of Boston Environment Department will have representatives at local civic meetings to provide assistance to people with further questions about the changes, including additional information about flood zones, personal assistance with reading the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and available options to mitigate the impact of those changes. 

FEMA Corps representatives attended the Fort Point Neighborhood Association's (FPNA) January 27th neighborhood meeting and will return to answer questions at FPNA's February 23d meeting from 6pm - 8pm at Factory 63. 

To better understand the potential impact, utilize the following resources:

  Look up addresses of the updated maps at the FEMA Map Service Center Portal 
  
  Instructions to view the updated maps:

  • Enter Address
  • Note your panel number
  • Click “Show All Products”
  • Select the “Pending Products” folder under the blue box
  • Select “FIRM Panels” 
  • Select the one that has your panel number and locate your house

  Call a FEMA Map Specialist to help read the map at 1-877-FEMA-MAP (877-336-2627)
   
  Visit floodsmart.gov for more information about flood insurance

  Call a FEMA Insurance Specialist to discuss insurance options at 1-888-379-9531. 

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