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New Draft Flood Maps
“The City & Borough of Juneau (CBJ) has received new draft flood maps and a flood insurance study from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If adopted, these maps and study will replace the current, out-dated ones. FEMA is requiring the CBJ to adopt the new maps, study, and additional flood regulations by August 19, 2013 to allow people to maintain flood insurance and enable the CBJ to protect the public from flooding areas.
The Community Development Department has counted over 200 parcels or buildings that will be removed from high risk flood areas, and approximately 160 parcels or buildings will be put in a high risk flood areas if the new maps are adopted. This means that approximately 200 people may no longer need to buy flood insurance, but 160 people may need to obtain flood insurance.
To find out if you’re eligible for Grandfathering effects read this document and speak to your Insurance provider.
If you would like to submit public comment about the new flood maps or study, please contact Eric Feldt by phone at (907) 586-0764 or email Eric_Feldt@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Click here to see the recommended fixes to the new flood map.
Flood Map Adoption Schedule
Draft Flood Maps
National Flood Insurance Program
The CBJ plans on adopting new flood maps and an insurance study that will not only provide better flood protection for the community, but will also meet the requirement of being part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This voluntary program is governed by FEMA and allows communities to purchase flood insurance. Homeowners insurance usually does not cover flooding events. In order to receive flood insurance, communities must participate in the NFIP and adopt and enforce special construction standards, flood maps, and insurance studies as tools for flood protection. You can read more about the National Flood Insurance Program at the following website: http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/index.shtm
For any flood-related questions or comments, please contact Eric Feldt by phone, at (907) 586-0764, or email to Eric_Feldt@ci.juneau.ak.us.