UPDATE: Marshfield Receives Updated Flood Maps

UPDATE: Marshfield Receives Updated Flood Maps

Marshfield, MA Receives Updated Flood Maps

Since the November 4th, 2016 adoption of the Marshfield Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), the Town of Marshfield and their consultants have been working with FEMA to revise the 2016 flood maps with better data and information. The flood maps have now been revised, and draft maps are available in several places:

The MCC Website, where there is a searchable database of properties and the projected flood zone and elevation changes: https://knowflood.org/updates/new-maps

The Town website, with a digital map overlay of the current FIRMs and the proposed FIRMs https://marshfieldma.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=84a8f4cd0b2441b2a0352b152c3d922d%0d

The revised flood maps are DRAFT and will not become effective and final until 7/6/2020. However, it is important that residents review the maps to prepare for the flood map change.

Public Meeting

The Town of Marshfield, in partnership with the MCC, is hosting a flood map change public meeting on Thursday, March 19th, 2020.

Furnace Brook Middle School Auditorium, 500 Furnace St, Marshfield, MA 02050

Registration begins at 6:30, with presentations from 7:00-8:00 on all of the flood map revision general information, including a panel of experts to answer your questions. Then, from 8:00 to 9:00, there will be workshop time to speak to experts on a one by one basis.

Additional Information

The MCC has four pieces of map change guidance, all dependent on the change to your property. SFHA means Special Flood Hazard Area, which is any A or V flood zone.

Moving from into the SFHA to out of the SHFA

Moving from out of the SFHA to into the SFHA

Moving from one flood zone to another

Change in base flood elevation

Additionally, there is more information and data on what the LOMR means for the Town on our map change page found HERE.

If you are unsure of the change and what it means for you, please direct all flood map questions to info@knowflood.org, and all insurance questions to our flood insurance service center by clicking HERE

We look forward to seeing you on March 19th.