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FEMA Floodplain Maps (DFIRM)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Floodplain Mapping

As part of Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) nationwide effort to update and to convert all flood insurance rate maps into digital flood insurance rate maps, FEMA published the following Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for public review in December 2010.  The proposed new FEMA floodplain maps reflect changes to the current effective floodplain maps. Within Renton the most significant changes are in the Green River and Cedar River valleys.

FEMA held public meetings to discuss the pending changes to the floodplain maps and provided information on the following topics: Flood study/engineering; National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations and insurance requirements; risk assessment; property identification and digital mapping and the formal appeal process. Comments on the preliminary floodplain maps must be submitted by June, 2011 to the following address:

Ronald J. Straka P.E., Utility Engineering Supervisor
City of Renton Surface Water Utility
Renton City Hall – 5th Floor
1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

Renton hosted a public meeting on January 27, 2011. Presentation material is listed below.

FEMA Presentation

Revised FEMA Preliminary Floodplain Map for the City of Renton 

FEMA Preliminary Floodplain Map with panel numbers

For preliminary flood insurance rate maps and flood insurance study information, click here.

For additional flood information on the National Flood Insurance Program, click here.

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