New Flood Insurance Maps Coming

FEMA is issuing revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for several Connecticut cities and towns including the Capitol Region communities of New Britain, Plainville and Southington. Property owners can find out more about these changes and the Flood Insurance program at two upcoming open houses.

On May 16, 2017, revised flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) will become effective in twenty communities within the Quinnipiac River watershed – Ansonia, Branford, Bristol, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford*, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven*, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect*, Plainville, Southington, Wallingford, and Woodbridge.  * Please note that Guilford, New Haven, and Prospect will have no changes to their current flood maps.  These three towns share a map panel with an adjacent community which will have map revisions within their corporate boundaries.  However, FEMA will still issue a revised panel to these three communities.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Boston office and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) will be holding two public open houses where residents can view the revised flood maps.  Federal and state officials will be available to answer questions on flood risk and flood insurance.  No formal presentations will be made during these open house events.  Residents may attend at any time during the session and no appointments are required.  Residents are encouraged to bring their elevation certificates and/or flood insurance policies to the open house in order to get the best information about how their flood insurance rates may be changing as a result of the revised maps and recent flood insurance program changes.

These meetings will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the following locations:

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 – North Haven, Town Hall, 18 Church Street, second floor conference room
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017  – Bristol, Main Library, 5 High Street, meeting room 3


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