Attend the Community Open House event to learn about the new flood zones for the City of Boston. FEMA and City of Boston representatives will provide more information about insurance, changes to local permitting, and what it means to live or own property in a high-risk flood zone. Receive one-on-one assistance in understanding if you will be affected by the flood map changes.

This is important for: Charlestown, East Boston, South Boston, North End, Downtown, West End, Dorchester, and Fort Point

Translation services will be available.

Please RSVP below by providing your name and email, and clicking 'Send RSVP' to submit. In the case of inclement weather, we will provide those who RSVP with information about snow dates.

January 12, 2016
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Boston Teachers Union Hall - 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 - it is not recommended to use this address from GPS. Click here for detailed driving and public transportation directions. 

Everyone should understand their risk for flooding and their flood insurance purchase requirements. Flooding can happen to anyone, and flood insurance rate maps are only officially used by mortgage brokers to determine flood insurance requirements. Neither FEMA nor the City of Boston can advise on an individual property's legal obligation to purchase flood insurance. To receive an unofficial, non-binding estimation of what the flood hazard zone effective March 16, 2016 will look like, click here to view a map of the FIRM changes. Explore the different layers by clicking the icon that looks like a stack of papers in the top right corner. Please do not take screen shots of the map and show images of it out of context without the disclaimer. Thank you for helping to provide the best information to our neighbors about this important notice.

There are resources available to help people manage the effects of these changes.

  • Call a FEMA Map Specialist to help read the official maps on FEMA's Map Service Center — 1-877-FEMA-MAP (877-336-2627)
  • If you think your property’s flood hazard risk will change visit to find insurance resources
  • Call a FEMA Insurance Specialist to discuss all of your insurance options — 1-888-379-9531


If it is likely that you will need to purchase flood insurance, it is advised to call at least 3 different insurance agents to receive the best quote.

 To learn more about the changes, visit the City of Boston’s Flood Hazard Areas webpagevisit the FEMA Flood Maps Service Center, or read other info from Greenovate.

If you are not available for the Boston meeting, residents are welcome to attend a similar event in Revere, hosted by FEMA and the communities of Winthrop, Revere, and Chelsea. That event information is:

January 19th, 2016
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Staff Sargent James J. Hill Elementary School Cafeteria - 51 Park Ave., Revere, MA 02151

January 12, 2016 at 4pm - 7pm
Boston Teachers Union Hall
180 Mt Vernon St
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
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