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CBJ Floodplain Management
Montana Creek Road floods August 20, 2011
NEW CBJ FLOOD MAPS & Study (dated August 19, 2013)
Quick Facts about new Flood Map & Study:
According to FEMA, any building located in a high-risk flood zone (Zones A & V) that has a federally-backed mortgage must carry flood insurance. This insurance is not provided under your typical homeowner’s (or business, rental, etc.) insurance package. Lenders are required by federal law to ensure that a building in a high-risk flood zone carries flood insurance through the life of the loan.
Areas of the new flood map may contain errors or insufficient data for accurate mapping. If you believe the new flood map inadvertently puts your building/ property in a high-risk flood zone, you might be able to remove your building/ property through an approved map amendment or revision. Please contact Eric Feldt, CBJ Planner, (ph: 586-0764) to learn more about this opportunity.
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.