When Laurie Futch bought her parents’ converted cottage in the 1980s, she paid almost $50,000 to raise it above the government-designated flood level. Now the Marshfield homeowner finds herself, along with thousands of others on the South Shore, facing new or substantially higher premiums for flood insurance based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s redrawing of flood lines.
Residents are trying to find out how the web of changes will affect them. On Wednesday, FEMA and state and local officials will host a public information session in Marshfield to meet individually with Plymouth County property owners. They will be available starting at 4 p.m. at Furnace Brook Middle School for consultations, followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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