On Thursday, June 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), City of Mill Valley and the County of Marin will host an informational meeting at the Mill Valley Community Center from 6:30-8:00pm in the Cascade Room. This meeting will focus on FEMA's 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.
This FEMA coastal study has modernized the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and resulted 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; general flood insurance information; National Flood Insurance Program; Flood Hazard Mapping Program
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.