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City Council Weekly Digest


Sep 25

[ARCHIVED] FEMA revises flood risk maps along the San Francisco Bay shoreline

The original item was published from September 25, 2015 1:57 pm to September 25, 2015 2:31 pm

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has recently analyzed flood risk along the San Francisco Bay shoreline as part of a nation-wide effort directed by Congress. Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are now available for public review. The new maps may add approximately 100 properties to the flood zones and also remove around 85 properties from the flood zone along the shoreline. Staff will be contacting affected property owners. City and county staff met with FEMA on Sept. 3 and comments and appeals are tentatively due by Dec. 2015. FEMA expects to answer comments and resolve appeals by March 2016. FEMA will then publish the notification of the new maps in the Federal Register. The maps are tentatively set to be effective Sept. 2016. For more information, visit FEMA: San Francisco Coastal Bay Study.