Hingham: Town to select firms for FEMA flood map dispute

The town of Hingham is taking steps to review the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expanded flood maps and enormous flood insurance increases.

Town Administrator Ted Alexiades said the town is currently evaluating two engineering firms, in an effort to move forward with a petition and possible revision of FEMA’S expanded flood maps.

“The advisory committee approved the transfer of $40,000 Tuesday night, for the work related to petitioning FEMA for an LOMR, which is an acronym for a flood map revision. We’re evaluating two firms; GZA Associates, the firm that conduct the 1986 flood map designation and Woods Hole Institute,” Alexiades explained.

The town hopes to select one of the two firms and have a contract and work schedule in place by the end of next week.

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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.