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Flood Assistance and Insurance Information


Flood Assistance Available

Assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses in the 7 county area including Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties was authorized under a Major Federal Disaster Declaration issued by President Barack Obama after a review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's analysis of Massachusetts’ request for federal assistance for those most impacted by the flooding beginning on March 12, 2010 and continuing.

Go To MEMA's Web Site

for more information on assistance and for tips for cleaning up after a flood

National Flood Insurance Program

Most homeowner policies do not provide coverage for damages resulting from flooding. If you live in a flood-prone area, you should consider and may be required by your lending institution to purchase a flood insurance policy. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally-backed flood insurance available to property owners in more than 330 Massachusetts communities that have agreed to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances. If you wish to purchase flood insurance, you may do so by contacting your insurance agent or the National Flood Insurance Program toll-free at 1-888-379-9531. To learn more about flood insurance, the Division of Insurance has provided this link to the National Flood Insurance Program.

Additional Resources on Flood Insurance


Flood Insurance Facts 

Frequently Asked Questions on Flood Insurance