FEMA released preliminary flood maps for coastal areas of Ventura County in April 2017. FEMA has initiated the “90-day Appeal Period” starting June 9, 2017, and ending on September 6, 2017. The 90-day Appeal Period is the opportunity for affected residents to directly challenge FEMA through an appeal and/or comment on the Preliminary Maps released by FEMA. To view and download the FEMA Preliminary maps, go to the link below and look for the issue date of September 30, 2016, Maps: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/
FEMA is tentatively anticipating to make the map changes effective in July 2018. We encourage potentially affected property owners to check back for updates on the final effective date.
FEMA initiated the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project (CCAMP) in December 2011 to restudy coastal flooding risks in all 15 California open Pacific coastal counties. Results from the study are used to remap the coastal flood risk and wave hazards for the entire California coastline. In Ventura County, new flood hazard zones, floodplain boundaries, and coastal base flood elevations for the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, and Port Hueneme, Point Mugu Naval Base, and county unincorporated areas are presented in the revised Flood Insurance Study Report and on the preliminary flood maps. For more information, visit: www.r9map.org
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