FEMA Changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Map

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FEMA National Flood Insurance Map Changes

In 2003, with aging flood control infrastructure and extremely outdated flood maps across the United States, Congress mandated that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) update the nation’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps. This effort (known as Flood Map Modernization) used the latest data and technology to identify communities’ flood risks nationwide. The most significant change is that the new maps will have an updated base map that will improve the accuracy of floodplain determinations. The new maps will replace the maps from 1996.

As a result of the nationwide Map Modernization effort, many property owners have found that their potential risk of flooding has changed. Pertinent information regarding the map changes are provided on this webpage.

Status of Map Changes

FEMA's new Flood Insurance Rate Maps will become effective March 2, 2016. Lower Merion Township will host a public workshop to inform property owners about how these changes may impact them on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

  • List of Properties affected by Map Changes
  • January 19, 2016 (6:30 PM) Public Workshop
    2nd Floor Board Rm, Township Administration Building
  • January 27, 2016 (6:00 PM) Public Hearing on FEMA's proposed map changes
    2nd Flood Board Rm, Township Administration Building
  • March 2, 2016 Effective date of FEMA's updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps

    Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps

    Proposed FEMA and Township Floodplain Map (Effective March 2, 2016)

    FEMA Maps and Flood Insurance Study - Montgomery Co - Effective 3/2/2016

    Forms

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