FEMA has just completed a multi-year project to re-examine flood zones and develop detailed, digital flood hazard maps for Cumberland County. FEMA is now releasing the new maps for public view. The maps, known as digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), are considered Preliminary FIRMs and are available to view through FEMA’S MAP SERVICE CENTER WEBSITE. You can also view the floodplain boundaries on the Cumberland County Planning Department’s WEBSITE. What this means for residents is that some properties currently identified in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) will be removed, while other properties currently in a lower risk zone such as “X” will now be in a SFHA. The Township will be sending out letters to the affected property owners in the coming weeks.
UPDATE: 90-Day Public Appeal Period To Begin February 4, 2020.
The 90-day public appeal period for the draft Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRMs) will begin on February 4, 2020. Floodplain changes are available to view here: Cumberland County Planning Department Floodplain Maps. If you have questions about the FIRMs or the appeal process, you may contact FEMA at 1-877-336-2627 or by email at FEMAMapSpecialist@riskmapcds.com.
For more information and to view updates, go to the Floodplain Management link on our website or click here: Floodplain Management.