A Floodplain is an area at risk of flooding, also known as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, produces Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) which identify these flood risk areas. These FIRMS are based on engineering studies, but can be changed by Letters of Maps Change or LOMCs.
FEMA is currently developing new FIRMs for our area. They are collecting data and developing preliminary maps. An open house will be held at a later date in which the maps are available for the public to view. Public comments and appeals will then be accepted and changes to preliminary FIRMS made to incorporate valid comments and appeals. For more information on this process, visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center.