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FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps Meeting
Date: 6/19/2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, California 94941
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Richardson Bay BridgeThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), City of Mill Valley and the County of Marin will host an informational meeting on the FEMA San Francisco Bay Coastal Flood Insurance Study and upcoming changes to flood insurance rate maps. Marin residents who live within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) along the bay shoreline and who have flood insurance likely will be affected by the study.

Through its Flood Hazard Mapping Program, FEMA identifies flood hazards, assesses flood risks and partners with states and communities to provide accurate data to guide them toward mitigation actions. The Flood Hazard Mapping Program is part of the National Flood Insurance Program.

This recently completed coastal study has modernized the Flood Insurance Rate Maps, resulting in changes to flood risk classifications and higher base flood elevations for some properties.  Also, a number of properties were added to the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  FEMA has issues a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map based on this coastal study for the community's review and formal comment from June 4 through September 2, 2014.   

For more Information:

FEMA Bay Coastal Study and general flood insurance information.

Residents can also view the Special Flood Hazard Areas and proposed base flood elevation by viewing our local map application page, MarinMap.  Zoom to your specific parcel by selecting orange "I Want To" box and search by address or parcel number.  Then select "show layer list" to highlight the different FEMA information, including base flood elevations and floodplain designations. 

Requests for meeting accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice), 473-3232 (TDD/TTY), or by e-mail at disabilityaccess@marincounty.org at least four work days in advance of the event.  Copies of all documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

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