Why we need the NFIP now more than ever

Hurricane Harvey will most likely go down as the most devastating natural disaster in US history.  The disaster still unfolding shows the toll on both human life and the financial burdens on both the public and private sectors.  The NFIP is a federal program, one that insures homes and businesses against the peril of flood, […]

Moving Legislation on NFIP

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expiring at the end of September, the race is on to reauthorize the program.  The legislative landscape is changing fast.  By the time this column prints, it will most likely have changed again.  New bills are being introduced on a weekly basis.  Congress has made the NFIP reauthorization […]

2017 NFIP Reauthorization

On September 30th of this year, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire. Congress must reauthorize the program by passing a reauthorization bill before this date.  With all the confusion and priorities that Congress has this year, there has been concern that this will not happen.  However, about a month ago, congress started to […]

2017 A Busy Year For Flood

Over the last several years, starting with the Biggert-Waters act of 2012, flood insurance has taken front and center in many people’s lives.  Whether it be skyrocketing premiums or new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS), there are plenty of areas for concern within the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  However, no year since 2012 has […]

Protecting yourself with Insurance

On May 4th, 2016, the Town’s of Marshfield, Scituate and Duxbury received the letter of final determination (LFD) for our flood maps. This letter stated that the Towns have six months to adopt the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The LFD started a process that requires homeowners to understand both changing maps and insurance options. […]

Maps are next on the agenda

The Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition (MCCC) would first like to once again thank those who attended and supported our Flood Insurance Summit this past April. Based on attendance, discussion with attendees and the attendee evaluations, the Flood Insurance Summit was an overwhelming success, with over 400 attendees spanning two days and CE credits offered for […]

Busy 2016

With ongoing changes to flood maps and flood insurance, there has been a lot of information, frustration, and confusion, as can be expected.  With questions like what zone is my house in, what are the rates going to be, or how long do I have to protect myself with insurance, the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition (MCCC) […]

Preparing for the Flood Maps

Soon, Marshfield and Scituate will be presented with new Flood Insurance Rate Maps, otherwise known as FIRMs. The story of the FIRMs has been the center of attention for the last 2 years. There will no doubt be a lot of public attention and confusion about the FIRMs, with common questions such as what zone […]