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New London Tpke.
Uncasville, CT 06382
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FEMA Flood Hazard Maps

NEW FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS EFFECTIVE SOON
Property owners encouraged to view maps, know risk

Towns throughout New London County, including, The Town of Montville, are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) nationwide Map Modernization Program. The New London County maps, currently in draft form, are scheduled to become effective on July 18, 2011.

There will be public informational meetings for New London County on April 13 and April 14, 2011. Locations and times are given below. The meetings will allow residents to view the new maps, understand how their properties may be affected and learn more about financial steps that they may need to take to protect their investment. Staff from FEMA and the Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection will be available to answer questions.

Flood hazard maps, also known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), indicate whether properties are in areas of high, moderate or low flood risk. In reviewing the revised New London County maps, many property owners may find that their risk is higher or lower than they thought. If the risk level for a property changes, so may the requirement to carry flood insurance.

Those who have a federally backed mortgage, or plan to refinance with a federally backed lender, will be required to purchase flood insurance if they find that their home is newly shown in a high-risk flood area known as a Special Flood Hazard Area on the updated maps. Purchasing flood insurance before the flood maps become effective will lock in the lower-risk zone and could lead to significant savings. Residents are urged to contact their insurance agent or visit www.floodsmart.gov to learn more about how and where to get a policy.

Residents should look at the new preliminary flood maps to both become familiar with the flood risks in their community and to see whether their flood zone has changed. The maps can be viewed at the Town of Montville Town Hall. Each town received both a paper copy and a digital copy of the new maps to share with their residents for review before they become finalized. The proposed new maps for the Town of Montville and the FEMA flood insurance study can be found here (index file is key).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
CTDEP Marine Headquarters
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Town of Griswold
Town Hall, 28 Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351
Open House
2:00-4:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm
Open House
2:00-4:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm