Property owners can also file appeals.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Federal Emergency Management Agency is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map for Frederick County. Affected residents are invited to review the updates, and submit any appeals. to FEMA and participate in a 90-day appeal process which began on April 29th, 2021.
Postcards have been sent to affected property owners. Residents, business owners and other community partners are urged to review the updated maps to learn about flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. They may submit an appeal if they believe the modeling or the data is not correct.
Each appeal must include technical information, and cannot be based on the impact of proposed projects on the property.
If property owners observe an error, they can submit a written comment.
The next step in this mapping process is resolving all comments and appeals. Once that takes place, FEMA will notify communities of the affected dates of appeal. Appeal requests can be submitted to Frederick County Zoning Administrator Tolson DeSa at TDeSa@FrederickCountyMD.gov, or by regular mail to Division of Planning and Permitting, Zoning. Administration, 30 North Market Street, Frederick, Md. 21701.
All appeals will be submitted to FEMA by the Zoning Administrator.
Additional information can be found at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/FEMA-flood-maps or by calling 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627). or e-mail to FEMA-FMX@fema.dhs.gov.
Most homeowners insurance does not cover flooding. But there are cost-saving options available for these newly mapped high-risk flood zones. You can learn more by talking with an insurance agent, or going on line http://www.floodsmart.gov.
By Kevin McManus