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Coastal Communities Challenge Updated FEMA New England Flood Maps

Kennebunk Code Enforcement Officer Paul Demers points to different areas of town that could be affected by revised FEMA flood maps.
Photo by Ryan Caron King for NENC

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, observers are predicting that premiums for a cash-strapped federal flood insurance program are likely to rise. Along the Atlantic coast, meanwhile, communities from Rhode Island to Maine are already mounting a related challenge to the program: the accuracy of federal flood maps maps that designate who must pay those premiums in the first place.

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