20 September 2023: Thanks to everyone for attending our virtual Flood Risk Open House on September 13 and our in-person flood risk open house on September 18. A link to the recording of the virtual open house can found on the Munds Park Flood Risk Open Houses page.
Since 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has led a major effort to update the nation’s flood maps using state-of-the-art technology to better reflect current flood risks. Beginning in 2011, FEMA worked with the Flood Control District to update the floodplain maps in Munds Park, which are based on studies that are 30+ years old.
New preliminary flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), were released in July 2023. In September 2023, the District, which acts as a Cooperating Technical Partner in supporting FEMA’s efforts, will host a Flood Risk Open House for residents and business owners in Munds Park. Information will be shared with property owners about the project and the updated, digital flood hazard maps. The open house will provide the opportunity to ask FEMA and the District Team questions. For those that cannot attend, a virtual open house is also being held. More details are found here.
Later this fall, there will be a formal 90-day public review and map appeals process. Once all appeals and comments are resolved, FEMA will send a Letter of Final Determination to the County. The maps will become effective six months later. This is targeted to happen in the summer of 2024.
Identify Your Property's Flood Risk
Munds Park Flood Risk Open Houses: Virtual: Sept. 13 | In Person: Sept. 18
90-Day Appeal Period Information
Flood Risk Map Change Overview
Learn More About Floodplain Remapping Projects
Options If You Disagree with the Preliminary Flood Maps
FEMA Flood Risk - Important Information & Links
Potential Impacts of Map Changes on Flood Insurance
Munds Park Properties Listed by Accessor Parcel Number (APN)