Marshfield and Scituate plan events to address FEMA flood maps

Events are planned in both Marshfield and Scituate, to fight back against the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new expanded flood maps and flood insurance rate increases.

State representative Jim Cantwell informed the Marshfield Board of Selectmen Monday night about a rally planned for this Saturday in Scituate for both Scituate and Marshfield residents, who are pushing back against FEMA’s expanded flood maps and astronomical flood insurance increases.

“There is a rally of the Scituate Coastal Coalition and the Marshfield Coastal Coalition at 9 AM this Saturday, at the Mill Wharf in Scituate. It’s a way for people to come together and be able to share. It is helpful when people all come and talk about it – and we’ll be there to reaffirm what the town is doing and what we’re doing at the state level,” Cantwell said.

Marshfield’s Board of Selectmen Chairman Steve Robbins said representatives will be available Wednesday night at town hall, to help Marshfield residents determine if they’re in the new, expanded flood zones.

“I want to remind folks that Wednesday, September 25 at 5 PM at town hall, there will be kind of a reproduction of what we did September 4 at the Furnace Brook Middle School. This will be for Marshfield only. We’ll have our flood team and other representatives here to help folks out to identify your home and see if your home or property is in the flood zone – the elevation – where it’s at – and if there’s anything we can do to assist you,” Robbins explained.

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