The first of four Public Meetings about updates to Alachua County Flood Insurance Maps is tomorrow, April 12, 2023.
Thanks to WWALS Development Director Veronica Oakler for spotting this news item.
Alachua County, Headlines, April 6, 2023, Flood Insurance Rate Maps Update Public Meetings
Periodically, the Department of Homeland Security provides funding to FEMA to reissue the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and execute new detailed studies in selected areas. The FIRM is used by insurance brokers and housing lenders to determine the risk of flooding and to set the premium for flood insurance. New FIRM maps are being developed for Alachua County and surrounding communities. The Santa Fe Watershed Flood Risk Project covering most of the North and Northwestern portion of the County is available for public review. FEMA has started a public comment and appeals period that ends on April 30, 2023.
Four information meetings are being held on April 12, April 13, April 17, and April 18, 2023, at Alachua County Public Works Ready Room (5620 N.W. 120th Lane, Gainesville) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those wishing to appeal or comment about the FIRM maps can obtain information on how to do so at this meeting.
Those who would like to look up their property and view the current FIRM maps and the proposed changes should visit the Continue reading