PRELIMINARY UPDATED FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS
Available for review at the FEMA Map Service Center:
In order to look up your location on the FEMA FIRM maps, you will need your panel ID number (Item number) which can be found at https://www.citrusbocc.com/sysmgmt/gis/gis.htm Utilize the address lookup function, Emergency Management Information section.
All inquiries can be addressed at the FEMA hosted meeting at Lecanto Government Building, time and date to be announced.
The map update establishes a LiMWA designation:
LiMWA…. Limit of Moderate Wave Action designation on preliminary DFIRM. The attached link has an animation that describes the three basic coastal zones and one new zone (LiMWA) in the new NFIP maps.
Limit of Moderate Wave Action Fact Sheet: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1436816523486-15e2af5cfc6514c156adacd337d3caed/FPM_1_Page_LiMWA.pdf
MOBILE HOME REQUIREMENTS / FLOOD ZONES
CHANGE TO REQUIRED INFORMATION ON FINAL ELEVATION CERTIFICATE:
All manufactured homes shall be elevated such that the bottom of frame is at or above the established base flood elevation; the finished floor and all machinery/equipment must be at or above the design flood elevation.
This link is an example of what elevations will be required on the 2nd page of the most current elevation certificate.
Friday, June 1 officially marked the beginning of the 2018 hurricane season and communities around the nation are preparing. Take steps now, before the next hurricane or other disaster, to secure your home.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: 2/15/2018
CHANGE to what we receive for verification of elevation compliance of anything other than a structure: i.e.: equipment servicing a structure: Permanently affixed generators, lift station controls, electric service providing power to pedestals in RV parks, etc. (Read More)
FLOOD INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
• Press Release: CFO Atwater: Insurance Experts Only One Call Away
• For more information, visit http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/Storm/.
Community Rating System - Repetitive Loss Letters
Recently, letters were sent to owners of properties mapped within a certain mile radius of structures labeled as REPETITIVE LOSS. The letters detailed FEMA programs for structure mitigation. This outreach project is required by FEMA and is advisory in nature only and helps to save you as a property owner, 25% on your flood insurance policy premium if you have flood insurance.
(Community Rating System: A program developed by FEMA to provide incentives for those communities in the Regular Program that have gone beyond the minimum floodplain management requirements to develop extra measures to provide protection from flooding)
Repetitive Loss property: an NFIP-insured structure that has had at least 2 paid flood losses of more than $1,000 each in any 10 year period since 1978)
Change a Flood Zone Designation - Online Letter of Map Change
The following information describes FEMA's Online LOMC web application, which allows anyone to submit a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) request online. This page is intended for homeowners and other interested parties that wish to submit a LOMC application online instead of the paper form method.
Karla Grzeca, CFM,
Flood Management Specialist
Jim Baird, CBO, CFM
Assistant Building Official
Carl Jones, CBO, CFM
Building Division Director
Building Official, Flood Coordinator
Floodplain Management is Citrus County's program of preventive and corrective measures for reducing flood damage. Citrus County participates in the Community Rating System to reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable properties.
Citrus County’s rating is currently 5 out of 10, which translates to a 25% savings in flood insurance premiums to properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and a 15% savings in flood insurance premiums to properties located outside the SFHA.
- Do I Need Insurance?
- Mandatory Purchase of Insurance
(Mandatory for all federal or federally related financial assistance for the acquisition and/or construction of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas)
- Effects of County Map Changes on Insurance
- Flood Map Information and Flood Insurance Facts
- NFIP Sample Rates
- Flood Zone Maps
- Flood Facts
- CRS - Community Rating System
- Elevation Certificate
FEMA announced in a March 1 bulletin that the newly revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) can now be accessed at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/160.
- Flood Zone Designations
- Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA)
- Public Services for Real Estate and Insurance Agencies
- Repetitive Loss Property Information
- Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage - SI/SD
- Transitional Shelter Assistance Fact Sheet
- Velocity Zone Certificate
- Watershed Management Plan
Floodplain Management Activities Include the Following:
- Management of all development for properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area
- The coordination of Community Rating System activities that result in the reduction of flood insurance premiums within the County
- The official community repository for all flood maps and Letters of Map Amendments
- General assistance to the public, lenders, insurers and other professionals in obtaining copies of pertinent documents and flood zone research property specific
- Coordination with our local, State and FEMA business partners
- Sheriff Emergency
(Shelter locations, evacuation routes, NOAA link, FEMA)
- Red Cross
- Florida Disaster.org
- Southwest Florida Water Management District
(information on maps/data for wetlands & soils maps)
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