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June 10, 2016 - New maps that should more accurately assess the risk of flooding went into effect in Hampton last month. Homeowners whose property is now in a potential flood zone may be hearing from their insurance or mortgage company that they need to purchase flood insurance for the first time.
You can learn more about why and how this occurred by watching this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEvft3PVNC4. You can find out if your property is in a flood zone; see links and directions at www.hampton.gov/floodmaps.
Hampton participates in a federal program to offer flood education and information to residents and to adopt regulates on building in flood zones. That participation reduces the cost of mandated flood insurance by 10 percent for the city’s property owners.