Category Archives: Flood Zones

NFIP Turns 50

August 1, 2018 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The Act was motivated by the devastating loss of life and property by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Since then, the program has aimed to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters, and businesses as well as by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.

Your flood insurance premium is going up again, and that’s only the beginning

FEMA spokesperson Jenny Burke called the initiative “The Risk Rating and Policy Forms Redesign.”

“FEMA plans to announce the redesign that is currently under development in 2019 with implementation occurring in 2020. The final product will allow us to better reflect the resilience and vulnerability of homes and other structures covered under the NFIP, addressing the range of possible flooding different communities face, such as variations from coastal risk, to riverine risk, to heavy precipitation and others,” the agency said in a statement.

Could be good for some, could be really bad for many. I will continue to track all of this.

Source: Your flood insurance premium is going up again, and that’s only the beginning

Open Space Plan Discussion

Monday, May 21st as part of its regular meeting, the Planning Board will begin discussing the Dennis Open Space Plan Update. The primary focus of this first session will be the public survey. The survey can be found here:


We will also discuss the balance between competing town needs  as found in these documents:

2016 Draft Open Space and Recreation Plan

2017 Housing Production Plan

Town of Dennis Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016 Draft