New Flood Maps for Essex County
NEW FLOOD MAPS EFFECTIVE July 16, 2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Essex County. Over the years, many of the flood insurance maps have become outdated due to urban growth, changes in river flows and coastlines, and even flood mitigation efforts. Accurate flood risk information is essential to inform property owners of changing flood risks and to determine appropriate rates for flood insurance coverage.
The preliminary updated maps indicate that flood zones in Essex County have changed from the ones that are shown on the current FIRMs. Therefore, more residents may choose or may be required to purchase flood insurance.
Chase and Lunt Insurance has access to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which offers flood insurance. Our experienced agents can help you get the coverage you need at the best price available - especially prior to the map change.
Click here to send an email to one of our personal lines agents and get your flood policy before the rate increase!
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