Changes to Flood Insurance Rate Maps – Feb. 19, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an updated Flood Insurance Study and associated digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps that were adopted by Martin County Board of County Commissioners and became effective on March 16, 2015. This study included analyses for rivers, streams, and creeks but did not include a coastal flood risk analysis.
In 2011, FEMA initiated a coastal flood risk study for east coast and central Florida. The study focused on the areas that affect Brevard, Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties. The study included an analysis of storm surge, wave hazards through modeling, and mapping.
The results were incorporated into an updated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps for these counties. The 5 volumes of the FIS report can be read via the links below.
FEMA released the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the coastal flood risk study for review by the public in 2017, and revised the maps in 2018. No appeals were filed regarding the preliminary Martin County maps. To view what effect the study may have on your property, view the Preliminary Flood Zones Map.
These preliminary maps are scheduled to go into effect on February 19, 2020.