MILFORD -- The updated flood zone maps being drawn up for the city could affect the number of local properties eligible for a national insurance program.
Officials said Monday that the draft version of maps for Milford and Fairfield counties could be released by the end of the month, although adoption of the final version is more than a year away.
In Middlesex and Hartford counties, where the process has already been completed, the new maps have greater precision and each river system is studied individually, said Art Christian of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The actual number of properties identified as being in a flood-risk zone did not change much, officials said.
"West Hartford for example, had 300 homes going into the new flood zone and 300 coming out,'' Christian said.
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