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1 Federal Emergency Management Agency Map Modernization Project City of Bryan City of College Station & Brazos County, Texas

2 FEMA Map Modernization FIRM = Flood Insurance Rate Maps FIS = Flood Insurance Study Accurate information about flood risk is the first step in preventing and reducing losses. Today’s flood maps are outdated and limit their usefulness.

3 FEMA Map Modernization Nationwide Project $1 Billion Budget Started in 2004 Convert Paper Maps to Digital Maps

4 FEMA Map Modernization Why Modernize? Better identifies your flood risk Improves accessibility/reliability of flood maps Better maps Based on current ground elevations (1980’s versus 2000’s) Utilize locally maintained street maps Digital maps – Geographic Information System – Websites More timely updates of flood maps

5 FEMA Map Modernization Old Paper Map Style

6 FEMA Map Modernization New Digital DFIRM Style

7 Appeals Period Timeline Communities received New D-FIRMs– Aug FEMA Community Coordination Meeting – Oct FEMA publish two notices in local – Early Day Appeal Period – 2010 Letter of Final Determination 6 month compliance period DFIRM maps may become effective in the late Fall of 2010 or Spring of 2011

8 Protests / Appeals Protest Process – Non Technical Data  Road Locations and Names  City Limit Lines  Drawing errors Appeal Process – Technical Data / BFE  Data Incorrect  Error in the Analysis  Substantiated by a Licensed Professional Engineer  Prepared at the Property Owner’s Expense All Appeals and Protests submitted through Cities or County depending on property location. Local agency will forward to FEMA

9 Flood Insurance Required by LendersFlood Insurance Required by Lenders “Grandfathering Rule” could allow cost savings on flood insurance“Grandfathering Rule” could allow cost savings on flood insurance Notification sent to property owners Developer / Engineer Meeting – Jan. 13 Public Meetings – Jan. 18, 19, 20 Website – Interactive Map to determine impacts to properties Public Involvement/Outreach

10 Local Website To access maps - click here Links to FEMA

11 Local Website Click accept to enter map

12 Interactive Map Click on Binoculars to search property

13 Type in your address or name Interactive Map

14 Enter Property Address or Owner Name Interactive Map

15 Click on Record number to zoom to property Interactive Map

16 Property highlighted Interactive Map

17 Red (with lines) indicates proposed decrease Blue (without lines) indicates proposed increase To see existing floodplain – click here Interactive Map

18 THANK YOU Reminder that staff from both Cities and the County are available tonight for questions. If you cannot stay tonight but want to have a staff member contact you at a later date, please fill out a comment card so we can follow-up.


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