Know Flood News- 2018 Quarter 4

      Massachusetts Coastal Coalition 2018 Quarter 4, Edition 1         About Us The mission of the MCC is to educate, advocate, and inform professionals and stakeholders regionally and nationally, on flood hazards. MCC Board of Directors Chair, Joe Rossi, Vice Chair, Tim Williams, Treasurer Steve Amico, Clerk Doris Crary,Director Tim Carty, Director Sue […]

Get Your Opinion Heard

Call For Opinion Columns The MCC will be issuing our first quarterly newsletter on October 15th! If you are getting this email, you will receive our newsletter. As we prepare for the release of our newsletter, we are asking for YOUR participation. Every newsletter will feature an opinion column written by one of our members (meaning […]

Mandatory Purchase: Bigger Than The Banks

Written By: Joe Rossi, ANFI, CFM Flood Specialist, Rogers and Gray Insurance Chair and Executive Director, Massachusetts Coastal Coalition Tim Carty Owner, Murphy Carty Insurance Director, Massachusetts Coastal Coalition   Congress enacted the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968, intending to provide flood coverage because private insurance no longer offered it.  By 1973, only […]

ABA Summer Newsletter: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform

By: Joe Rossi, Flood Specialist at Rogers and Gray Insurance and Chair of the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition Ed Thomas, Attorney, floodplain manager and disaster and recovery specialist The ABA in 2017 passed a Resolution on Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017. Recent flood disasters nationally have attracted more attention to proposals in the current […]

The Dangers of Localized Flooding

The Dangers of Localized Flooding In our recent summer months, the state of Massachusetts and all of New England has been hit with severe downpours causing localized flooding. And while some may say that flooding cant happen to them, what we see is “Where it rains, it can flood”. While some of our communities recover, there has […]

MCC Update: NFIP Extended

NFIP Extended Yesterday, the Senate passed S.1182, the “National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2018,” by a vote of 86-13. The President then signed it into law, extending the NFIP to November 30th with NO reforms. The MCC will be working in the coming months to advocate for comprehensive reform, however due to the political climate, […]

We Are Officially A Nonprofit

The MCC Is Now A Non Profit The Massachusetts Coastal Coalition is proud to announce that we have received our 501c3 nonprofit status! This means that donations to the Coalition are now tax deductible. We are funded 100% grass roots, and your donations help us continue doing work such as our 2018 spring outreaches which […]