On July 20, 2023, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) delivered updated preliminary flood maps. The maps identified the revised flood hazards in the Munds Park drainage area.
To help inform the public about the new preliminary flood maps, the County and FEMA will be hosting a Flood Risk Open House on September 18, 2023. For those unable to attend in person, a virtual Flood Risk Open House, which will provide an overview, will be held on September 13, 2023. Before the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) can become effective, there will be a 90-day appeal period. During that time, residents or businesses with supporting technical and scientific information, such as detailed hydraulic or hydrologic data, were able to appeal the flood risk information on the preliminary maps and/or provide comments. This period is targeted to start this fall.
Once the appeal period ends and all appeals and/or comments are addressed, the flood maps will be finalized and issued. The new flood maps are targeted to become effective in the summer of 2024.