Revised Fema Flood Maps to Be Presented at Public Meeting

October 2, 2018 Updated: October 2, 2018

A presentation will be made on the evening of Oct. 3, on the revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the city of Alameda, city officials said.

Flood maps for Alameda County were revised recently by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The change may affect whether a property is in the 100-year flood plain and whether a property owner has to buy flood insurance. Owners of parcels in a 100-year flood plain must purchase insurance if they have a mortgage.

A FEMA representative will be at the meeting in order to answer questions about flood insurance.

The new maps go into affect on Dec. 21 and the flood plain designations of about 2,000 properties in Alameda are changing.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Community of Harbor Bay Isle Owners’ Association at 3195 Mecartney Rd. in Alameda in the ground floor meeting room, which is accessible to people with disabilities.

By Keith Burbank