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.