DIGITAL PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS FOR BREVARD COUNTY READY FOR PUBLIC VIEWING
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed its restudy for coastal Brevard County and released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps.
New storm surge modeling will result in changes to flood zone areas on the Barrier Island and Merritt Island. Some areas will have revised flood elevations, which will impact annual flood insurance premiums, both positively and negatively. Some areas not currently in flood zones (Special Flood Hazard Areas) will change and be included, which will then require mandatory flood insurance for a mortgage.
The public is invited to view and comment on the preliminary maps and data by attending one of the upcoming FEMA Open House meetings:
•Tuesday, March 13, from 4-7 p.m., Space Coast Room, 2nd Floor, Building C, Brevard County Government Center
•Thursday, March 15, from 4-7 p.m., Cocoa Beach Country Club
Find out whether your property is impacted, how a change may affect you, how securing flood insurance coverage before a change can save you money, and how to appeal a change either before or after the fact. FEMA staff will be available for questions and information on these and other topics of interest.
View updated maps here: https://hazards.fema.gov/f…/prelimdownload/searchLoad.action (Not recommended for mobile devices.)