The town offices are located at 66 East Main Street in Mohawk and includes the villages of Ilion and Mohawk in the southern part of Herkimer County which lies on the southern banks of the Mohawk river.  The town first established in 1788 covers 34.2 square miles and has a population of 13,258.(2010 census)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEMA Issues Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Herkimer County, NY

Flood Risk Open Houses scheduled for November 29th, 2018

 

On August 3, 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to communities in Herkimer County for public comment. Since that time, the maps have gone through a period of due process and are slated to become effective in 2019. The maps provide updated information about the community’s flood risk, inform insurance rates and purchase requirements, and help property owners make decisions about how to protect themselves and their properties against future flood events. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report are the basis for each community’s floodplain management measures.

FEMA will host a Flood Risk Open House meeting on

Thursday, November 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

German Flatts Town Park Community Center

555 State Route 5S

Mohawk, NY 13407

 

Representatives from the NY Department of Environmental Conservation, FEMA, and their mapping partners will be on hand to answer questions related to the proposed FIRM, the floodplain, and flood insurance. There will be no formal presentation at this meeting; therefore, attendees are encouraged to arrive any time during the hours of operation. In order to properly assist you, residents and property owners should plan to bring a copy of the elevation certificate and flood insurance policy for their property, if available. 

As a result of these map changes, some properties in Herkimer County may be included in a high-risk flood zone, known as the Special Flood Hazard Area, for the first time. This may result in those affected homeowners being required to purchase flood insurance. Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that property owners understand their current flood risk, and take advantage of the tools and/or programs available to make their property and community safer and stronger against future flood risk. 

Additional information on mapping is available on FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center

https://msc.fema.gov/portal and flood insurance information can be found at

https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency