The Town of Amherst has hired AECOM to revise Amherst's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). This the goal of this project is to produce and officially certify with FEMA a greatly improved FIRM, providing property owners with a more fair representation of flood probability.
Draft FIRM maps were made available in July, 2016, and were publicly unveiled at a joint meeting of the Planning Board and Conservation Commission on July 19th, 2016. Resources below include presentations, draft maps and an interactive comparison map:
Comparison of the Legacy FIRMs to the New Draft FIRMs
Project Overview and Timeline Presentation
FIRM Comparison Map: Compare the flood zones from the existing FIRMs to those on the new draft FIRMs.