Workshops set for FEMA flood maps in Clallam County

  • Fri May 14th, 2021 1:15pm
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By Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County has set workshops for Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Map updates.

• Clallam County Board of County Commissioners will host a workshop with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Monday.

• Clallam County Planning Commission hosts a workshop from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. June 16.

For more information, see clallam.net/DCD/doc/website_FEMA.pdf.

FEMA is updating Clallam County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The maps include the cities of Sequim, Port Angeles, and Forks. When updated with current risks, flood insurance coverage and cost of policies can change.

FEMA offers a 90-day public comment/appeal period on the update with residents able to appeal if they feel the map is technically and/or scientifically incorrect.

Comments also can be made to note information, such as missing information and/or misspelled road names, city staff said.

Property owners will be notified of the final maps’ effective date once comments and appeals are resolved.

For more information, visit clallam.net/DCD and find the “FEMA Process to Update the Flood Insurance Rate Maps in Clallam County” quick links page.

To request a map of your property, email PropertyID [email protected]

To learn more about flood insurance implications, visit floodsmart.gov, contact FEMA Flood Insurance Liaison Scott Van Hoff at [email protected], or call 425-487-4677.

For more information about the engineering process and how to submit a comment or an appeal to the maps, contact [email protected]

Jefferson County adopted new maps effective June 7, 2019.

Flood maps, as well as information on local flood hazard, are available at the Department of Community Development at 621 Sheridan St, Port Townsend.

Also, you can determine if your property is located in a mapped floodplain by requesting assistance from a planner through DCD’s Customer Assistance Service.