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New flood maps may surprise some residents

 

January 15, 2020

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A river of water ran down Nimbus Road Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

FEMA will soon be implementing new floodplain maps for Boulder County.

A move by the county last week to begin community review and appeals for the newly designated preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) from FEMA is just one step in an ongoing process to reevaluate and replace the old, outdated floodplain maps in Boulder County.

In September 2019, the county came one step closer to approving new floodplain maps by adopting the preliminary FIRMS provided by FEMA. Those rate maps will be subject to an appeals process in the spring of 2020, and will be made effective some time in 2021...



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