FEMA Flood Map Info - Middleton
In Janurary of 2012, the Town was informed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had updated its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the Essex County, including Middleton.
The adoption of the 2012 FIRM as well as amendments to the Town's Zoning Bylaw (Section 8.1 Floodplain Overlay Distrcit (FPOD)) will be presented at this year's 2012 Annual Town Meeting as Article 7 on the Warrant.
The links listed below are for information related to the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) that identify flood hazards within the community of Middleton. The new maps and respective floodplain management regulations are required by the Federal Emergency Managment Agency to be adopted in order to continue participation within the National Flood Insurance Program.
The link below listed, "Town's summary", gives information to the community of the changes within the FIRM Maps/Flood elevations currently identified in existing maps verse the proposed Maps/Flood elevations.
Additionally, individuals who would like to view the current and future maps may also do so by clicking the appropriate labeled links listed below. In order for one to find a particular area in proximity to one's residence, viewing of the map index first is required. Zoom into the approximate area of town that your residence is, and note the panel number it falls within. Respectively, hit the webpage back button and click on the link for associated panel to assess the flood elevation determinations for that area. Complete this between the current maps and future maps to determine any difference.
Residents should also be informed about what happens if the Town does not adopt the appropriate floodplain management regulations (see related link below).
Hard copies of the FIRM Maps, plans, and studies can be viewed at the Town Clerk's Office (48 South Main Street) and/or the Zoning Office (195 North Main Street).
If you have any questions related to the warrant article / FIRM Maps, contact the Zoning Officer at 978-777-2850 or Conservation Department at 978-777-1869.