Community Police & Fire Real Estate

FEMA / Americorps Introduce New Flood Maps Effective March 2016

On March 16, 2016, new FEMA flood maps go into effect in Boston. Representatives from FEMA and Americorps spoke about the implications at the February meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a federal program that mandates flood insurance for any structure located in a high-risk area (the Read More…

Community Government Health & Environment Photos & Videos Police & Fire Real Estate

New Year Nor’Easter Brings Rising Tides and Flooding to North End Waterfront [Photos]

The nor’easter snowstorm started off the year with not only 14 inches of snow to the North End waterfront, but a record high tide from Boston Harbor. The rising sea level resulted in significant flooding shortly after noon on Friday, January 3rd. Harbor levels appeared higher than those seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite Read More…

Community Event Notices Government Health & Environment Photos & Videos Police & Fire Real Estate

The North End Waterfront and Sea Level Rise in Boston Harbor [Video Presentation]

The Boston Harbor Association gave an updated presentation to the North End community with their latest information and outlook regarding the rising tide in Boston Harbor and its potential flooding impacts on neighborhood residents, businesses and property owners. Most recently, a new preliminary flood zone map was issued by FEMA that includes much of the Read More…

Community Government Health & Environment Police & Fire Real Estate

Many North End Waterfront Property Owners Will Need Flood Insurance Under New FEMA Maps

New preliminary flood zone maps have been published by FEMA and the flood line for the Boston’s North End / Waterfront goes much further inland than the previous risk assessment. If the maps released on November 15, 2013 go into effect as planned, property owners within the 1% chance flood line (i.e., the 100-year flood) Read More…