How is the “buffer zone” determined?
The County created a buffer zone of 50 feet beyond the apparent flood plain boundary created by FEMA. The boundaries of the flood plain provided by FEMA previously were not precise (not accurate to the foot). As such, the County had created a “buffer” zone 50 feet beyond where the revised Flood Plain Boundaries (FEMA provided) appears to be. Because of the lack of precision in the past, it was possible that FEMA could have determined that structures within the buffer zone were actually within the flood plain. The County felt it was important to notify the property owner. Now, the County has more accurate information which can assist in determining whether those properties are, in fact, located in a flood zone.

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1. Can a citizen see a map of the flood plain and its boundaries in person?
2. Can a citizen have a copy of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance?
3. How did this modification come about?
4. What is the “buffer zone?”
5. How is the “buffer zone” determined?
6. What does the County require within the flood plain?
7. Is flood insurance required?
8. What involvement did the County have in this?
9. Can the County help pay the cost?