The Town of Agawam has adopted the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) effective July 16, 2013. These maps were approved by the City Council on June 17, 2013 as part of the Town of Agawam's ordinance which amended Chapter 180 of the Town of Agawam Zoning Bylaws entitled "Article Xll Floodplain Zone."
If your property is located on FEMA'S FIRM Maps in a flood zone designated as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) zone A or V then you are required to have flood insurance on your home. Flood zone designations of B,C,X, or D may not require flood insurance, be sure to check with your lender or insurance provider.
The FEMA FIRM maps are kept at the Inspection Services Department (413)821-0632 located at 1000 Suffield Street, Agawam, MA 01001 and are also accessible at the Town of Agawam's website www.agawam.ma.us utilizing the interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) which has the FEMA FIRM maps to determine if your property is affected.