24 January 2024: After publishing two notices in the Daily Sun, FEMA started the 90-day public comment period, officially known as the Appeal Period. More information about the 90-day Appeal Period can be found here. Additional details about how to file an appeal can be found here.
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, hosted a Flood Risk Open House for residents and business owners in Munds Park. Information was shared with property owners about the project and the updated, digital flood hazard maps. The open house provided property owners with the opportunity to ask FEMA and the District Team questions. For those that could not attend, a virtual open house was held. More details are found here. A link to the recording of the virtual open house can found on the Munds Park Flood Risk Open Houses page.
On January 24, 2024, the formal 90-day public review and map appeals process started. 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 early 2025.
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)