FEMA Updates Flood Maps

Federal Emergency Management Agency Updates Flood Maps, Opens Appeal Period
Posted on 04/18/2024
Federal Emergency Management Agency Updates Flood Maps, Opens Appeal Period

Minden, NV – The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it has published preliminary copies of the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for Douglas County and incorporated areas. These materials are available for public viewing on FEMA's website.

The proposed flood hazard information includes additions or modifications to Special Flood Hazard Areas, base flood elevations or depths, zone designations, and regulatory floodways. This information will serve as the basis for floodplain management measures that the community must adopt to qualify for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Use a Firefox browser and click here to view if your property may be affected: https://douglasnvgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=931ae1d5726c4e369c66063a46d888da

This information is important to Douglas County residents because it may affect your flood insurance.

Community members who believe their property rights will be adversely affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations may submit an appeal during the 90-day appeal period, which ends on July 10, 2024. Appeals must be supported by scientific or technical data and submitted to FEMA. The agency will consider all appeals and comments before making a final determination at the end of the 90-day period.

If no appeal is submitted by the community within 90 days, FEMA will consolidate and review any individual appeals or comments received during this time. The agency will then make any necessary modifications to the proposed flood hazard information before issuing a Letter of Final Determination.

For more information about these proposed flood hazard determinations, community members can call FEMA's Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) or email [email protected].

Douglas County encourages all community members to review the proposed flood hazard information and submit any appeals or comments before the 90-day period ends. The safety and protection of our community is our top priority, and we are committed to working with FEMA to ensure that our floodplain management measures are accurate and effective.

Douglas County has created a webpage to help residents navigate this process: https://douglas-county-nv.civilspace.io/en/projects/federal-emergency-management-agency-flood-maps

For more information about the NFIP, please visit fema.gov/flood-insurance. For FEMA’s press release on this topic, click here: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20240416/fema-updates-flood-maps-douglas-county