FEMA flood maps News

Urban Flooding Is On The Rise, So What Can Be Done?

As hurricane season heats up, a growing number of properties located outside of FEMA-designated high-risk flood zones are already flooding. The problem is especially bad in the urban areas of America’s cities. A national survey shows nearly 85% report experiencing …

Consumer Group Warns on Trump Budget Cut of Flood Map Funds

A proposal by the Trump administration to cut $190 million in funding for updating U.S. maps of flood-prone areas would trigger higher insurance rates or more homebuilding in risky locations, a consumer group said on Monday. Flood-mapping provides important details …

FEMA Adds 4,400 Properties to High-Risk Zones in Tennessee’s Davidson County

Thousands of property owners may have to purchase flood insurance for the first time as new flood maps go into effect next year in Davidson County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last month finalized revised flood maps for the county, …

North Carolina County Removing Thousands of Homes from Flood Zones

New maps for Dare County, North Carolina, are removing thousands of homes and lots from flood zones, creating a need to update local building codes that until now accounted for more rising water. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that, according …

Penn. Issues Consumer Alert for Homeowners on Appealing Flood Maps

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a consumer alert this week telling homeowners about a process by which they can appeal their property’s placement in a flood zone by the federal government, which in many cases requires them to purchase …

FEMA Designates Additional 18K South Carolina Properties in Flood Zone

Thousands of property owners in Horry County are being told they will be required to buy flood insurance. Local media outlets report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated flood plain maps and now an additional 18,000 properties in …

North Carolina Town to Challenge Federal Flood Maps

Officials in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., plan to challenge new federal flood plain maps in a move that could save some residents thousands of dollars in insurance premiums. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the town’s board of aldermen agreed Sept. 10 …

New FEMA Maps for Central Texas Expand Flood Plains

Hundreds of Central Texas residents could be forced to buy flood insurance or face stricter building regulations for new structures nearly three months after deadly flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun releasing advisory maps. The Austin American-Statesman reports …

NYC Flood Zone Properties’ Value Rose to $129B Under New FEMA Maps

The assessed value of properties in New York City that lie within Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) newly proposed 100-year floodplain maps is $129 billion, more than double the value under previous floodplain maps, according to a new analysis. The …

2,000 Structures in Fargo, N.D., to Need Flood Insurance with Map Changes

More people will be required to buy flood insurance in Fargo because of a change in flood plain maps. About 2,000 homes and businesses will need insurance when the new Federal Emergency Management Association map goes into effect in January. …