Water-Related News

FEMA updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has advised Pinellas County that its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are being revised and preliminary maps will be available soon. The new maps are based on revised coastal flood modeling and may affect owners of properties susceptible to flooding from the Gulf, Tampa Bay and inland areas near waterways connected to the Gulf or Bay.

Flood map development is still in progress and FEMA has not yet made available preliminary maps intended for community review. Once FEMA releases preliminary maps for review, Pinellas County will make the maps available to the public on the Pinellas County Map Service Center located at pinellas-egis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=5fa37e98d1bb4ffaafc8e164c04e191c.

Pinellas County will continue to provide information about the FIRM update to the public as it is received from FEMA.

For more information about your flood risk and flood insurance, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/flooding. To learn more about this FEMA FIRM update and coastal flood risk study, please visit www.southeastcoastalmaps.com/Pages/Projects/West-Florida.aspx.