The Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday requested comments on its preliminary 2015 flood hazard determinations. The agency sought input on preliminary modifications to its flood insurance rate maps and, where applicable, supporting flood insurance study reports provided to the affected communities.
FIRMs and FIS reports are the bases of the floodplain management measures that communities are required to adopt or have in effect in order for residents to be eligible to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. Comments are due by Aug. 4. To participate in the comment letter process via the American Bankers Insurance Association’s flood insurance task force, contact ABIA’s Sarah Ferman.