What if I disagree with the new maps?

You can formally appeal information that is presented in the new maps. The Open House is a great place to learn more about the appeal process, including how to file an appeal or comment. If you are unable to attend the Open House, your local floodplain manager’s office is a key resource for appeals information. You also can learn more about the process here: https://www.fema.gov/homeowners-frequently-asked-questions.

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1. What are the standards for constructing in a floodplain?
2. What are the requirements for existing structures within the floodplain?
3. What can be done if a floodplain map may have an error or be to be modified?
4. What changes will we see on the new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)?
5. Is it possible for me to view where my home lies on the new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) prior to the Flood Risk Open House?
6. Who should attend the Flood Risk Open House?
7. What happens at the Flood Risk Open House?
8. Do I have to stay at the Open House for the entire time?
9. As a homeowner, what should I bring to the Flood Risk Open House?
10. Will I have to buy flood insurance?
11. Will I be able to buy insurance on-site?
12. What if I disagree with the new maps?