By Terry Date
Residents can get face-to-face information Monday on preliminary flood maps and what the changes mean for flood insurance in Essex County.
Residents can consult on the changes' implications for their properties.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will make a two-part presentation from 3 to 8 p.m. in Lynn at the Lynn City Hall Auditorium at 3 City Hall Square.
They will review the preliminary flood map in the first part, said Colleen Bailey of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The new map went preliminary on June 3. The map is subject to dispute, review and corrections before going into effect.
The goal is for the map to become effective next summer.
The second part of Monday's presentation will include information on on why the maps changed.
Below is a link to the preliminary flood maps on FEMA’s website. There are two drop down menus, choose “State” and “County," and it will bring you to the whole list of maps that are being updated in Essex County, as well as the Flood Insurance Study report and the digital products.
For further information, contact Colleen Bailey at A.Colleen.Bailey@state.ma.us or (617) 626-1446.