Pasco County, Florida -- After 20 years, FEMA has released updated, digital flood insurance maps (DFIRMs) for Pasco County to be reviewed by residents before their final adoption.
The maps show the extent to which areas throughout Pasco County are at risk for flooding and will be used for flood insurance and building requirements.
Residents and business owners can use the maps to obtain reliable information about their flood risk on a property-by-property basis. The maps also provide flood zone and elevation data to help community planners, engineers, builders and others decide where and how new structures, developments, and remodeling projects should be built.
CLICK: View maps online
A series of Open House meetings are also being held to review the maps:
Tuesday, Nov. 5
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hudson Regional Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, FL 34667
Thursday, Nov. 7
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543
Saturday, Nov. 9
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Land O'Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
A Public Comment and Appeal Period in which property owners can submit appeals and comments to correct discrepancies in the proposed DFIRMs will be conducted from Oct. 16, 2013 to Jan. 14, 2014.
Once all comments and appeals are addressed, the maps are anticipated to become effective in the Fall of 2014. At that time, the new flood insurance requirements will also take effect.
Individuals with questions about the local map update efforts can also call the Stormwater Management Division at (727) 834-3611 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about flood insurance, contact your local insurance agent or visit www.floodsmart.gov.