FEMA, Massachusetts to host open house on new flood hazard zones
The meeting will take place at the Boston Teachers Union Hall in Dorchester from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives from FEMA, DCR and Boston’s Environmental Department will discuss the flood zones and help local community members read the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), which will be effective on March 16. The meeting will also address the options available for locals to mitigate their impact.
Interested parties can RSVP online at http://www.greenovateboston.org/flood_maps. Updated FIRMs and more information about the updated flood hazard zones can be accessed online at http://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance-rate-map-firm.