New Flood Maps Proposed by FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released draft Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) showing flood prone areas in Cumberland County. These maps are used to assess flood risks for property owners. The new maps will replace current maps that were released in 2009. The maps can be viewed at http://arcg.is/1vnz44
FEMA will be conducting a public meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cumberland County Planning Office, 310 Allen Road in Carlisle, PA. This is an open house style meeting and residents may attend any time between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Attendees will be able to meet with FEMA and County staff to speak about specific impacts.
The draft FIRMs are preliminary and subject to review or change. FEMA has indicated that a public appeals process for the draft FIRMs will begin in the spring of 2020. More information on the appeals process will be provided at the public meeting and by FEMA as final details are established.
A fact sheet with more information about this project and how it will affect Cumberland County can be viewed here. Paper copies of the FEMA GIS maps are also available to be viewed at the Township Office.
Questions can be directed to Daniel Flint, Township Engineer, at email@example.com or 717-975-7575 ext. 1101.