DEEP: New Dates Announced for Meetings on Quinnipiac River Watershed Revised Flood Maps

2017 Press Release
 
March 16, 2017
 
New Dates Announced For Meetings On Quinnipiac River Watershed Revised Flood Maps
 
Original dates for DEEP and FEMA open houses rescheduled because of storm
 
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Boston office will hold two public open houses in Connecticut where residents can view revised flood maps that will become effective in twenty communities within the Quinnipiac River watershed.

The Open Houses will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 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
Revised flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) will become effective in the following communities in May, 2017:

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.

State and federal 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.