Saving Big Bucks: Zone Change Benefits Homeowners in East Haven

Saving Big Bucks: Zone Change Benefits Homeowners in East Haven

When it was announced a few month ago that new flood mapping panels had eliminated hundred of homes near the Farm River from flood zones it was hoped it might save East Haven homeowners who live in that area money.

Well, according to town officials, that hope has been realized.

According to a statement from the mayor’s office, those who have re-done their home insurance and had their homes removed as flood plain status has saved “an average of $2,000 annually. In some cases the savings are even significantly higher,” the statement said.

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The new status came after projects, such as bridge replacements, improved Flood Zone conditions to the point that over 200 private homes were removed from the Flood Zone completely.

The Town has worked with its GIS (geographic information systems) provider to get the information on line. Those familiar with the operation of the town's online mapping can find and compare the previous flood map for their area to the newly released data.