New FEMA Flood Map Drafts at Town Hall

As I am sure many of you are aware the US Government is the provider of all flood insurance covering US homeowner properties.  The need for and the associated rates for this coverage on individual properties is governed by a series of maps known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) that categorize all US land areas into separate zones to define risk in any given area.  These maps are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which is in the process of updating all maps across the country as part of a project known as a conversion to digital FIRMs – whereby the maps are essentially overlayed onto satellite images (think Google Earth) and boundaries are defined more exactly with digital coordinates. Continue reading “New FEMA Flood Map Drafts at Town Hall”