(and National Flood Insurance)




-  RI Beach SAMP  (Special Area Management Plan) is a project under the RI CRMC – Coastal Resource Management Council


        Being administered by URI Coastal Resource Center/Sea Grant Program and the College of Environmental and Life Sciences


          .For more information on this project see: http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/coast/beachsamp.html



-       Recently GHCA President, Dan Tanona attended a Stakeholder Committee meeting for the RI Beach SAMP  on July 10th 2013


-       Focus of July 10th Meeting was the Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Changes are coming soon that can drastically affect the Flood Insurance rates that you are now paying


-       This website will provide the documents from this meeting http://www.beachsamp.org/calendar/meeting-documents/


New Flood Insurance Rate Maps that will become effective on October 10th in Washington County can be found at the flowing website: https://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&categoryId=12001&langId=-1&userType=G&type=1&dfirmCatId=12009&future=true



-       Presentations regarding the changes to the National Flood Insurance Program can be found in the following document extract. Please attend one of these is you need to have questions answered.

-       Target Audience




Bristol County

Sept 26, 2013

Barrington Town Hall Auditorium 283 County Road, Barrington

4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Kent County &

Providence County

Aug 28, 2013

Warwick City Hall Council Chambers 3275 Post Road, Warwick

4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Newport County

Sept 10, 2013

Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street, Newport

4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Washington County

Sept 17, 2013

Narragansett Town Hall Council Chambers
25 Fifth Avenue, Narragansett

4:00 – 9:00 p.m.




-       In addition to Michelle Burnett’s presentations, the following are additional resources:

o     Town Hall

o     Insurance Companies

o     Mortgage Companies

o     This website:  http://www.beachsamp.org/resources/