I am concerned that my property was not in a Flood Hazard Area, but may now be located in a Flood Hazard Area, due to the new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) being digitized and more accurate.
If you have been notified that your home or property may be in a Flood Hazard Area as shown on the new FEMA FIRMs issued June 2010, you may check out FEMA's site, where you can view the FIRM that shows your property. You can also create a FIRMette (a clip of the official FIRM that shows your property - it's free). FIRMettes can be used in all aspects of the NFIP including floodplain management, flood insurance, and enforcement of mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements.
FMIX: New Live Chat Service
The FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) is pleased to announce a new exciting service: Live Chat. Live Chat will allow FEMA stakeholders to interact with Map Specialists real-time via an online forum. Specialists can field inquiries pertaining to a wide variety of topics including Letters of Map Change, Elevation Certificates, the release of new flood maps, and more. Map Specialists will be available for online chat Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 11:00am and again from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (Easter Daylight Time). To use Live Chat or for information regarding services provided by the FMIX, please click here. You can also reach the FMIX by telephone at 877-FEMA MAP (877-336-2627) or by email.