Preliminary FIRMs Available for Ashokan Watershed

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by Leslie_Zucker

FEMA has made new Flood Insur­ance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insur­ance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Data­bas­es avail­able to towns in the Ashokan Water­shed. In the com­ing months munic­i­pal­i­ties will be review­ing the maps and con­sid­er­ing them for adop­tion. Once adopt­ed, the new FIRMs will be used to iden­ti­fy risk zones asso­ci­at­ed with flood­ing and to estab­lish flood insur­ance cov­er­age pre­mi­um rates offered through the Nation­al Flood Insur­ance Pro­gram (NFIP). PDFs of the FIRMs and the FIS can be accessed on our Flood­plain Man­age­ment page.