FEMA Flood Risk Open Houses

Do you know your flood risk? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Palm Beach County are hosting Flood Risk Open Houses in communities throughout Palm Beach County to help you learn about the newly updated flood maps.

Community officials and FEMA representatives will be on hand to answer citizens' questions about the maps, the mapping process and flood insurance.
The Palm Beach County Flood Risk Open Houses will take place on:

Open House #1: Tuesday, February 4
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Mary V. McDonald-Wilson Center
1505 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Open House #2: Wednesday, February 5
9 a.m – 12 p.m.
Mary V. McDonald-Wilson Center
1505 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

During the meetings, residents can locate their property on the new map and talk to members of the project team, flood insurance professionals, and state and local officials about what the information might mean for their property.

Flooding is the number one most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of the tools and programs available to them, including flood insurance. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study report are used by flood insurance companies to determine flood insurance requirements and costs.

For more information email floodzone@pbcgov.org or call 561-233-5374.  To view Palm Beach County's updated preliminary flood map, visit http://maps.co.palm-beach.fl.us/mygeonav/ . You can also speak with a map specialist at the FEMA Mapping and Insurance Exchange (FMIX) at 1-877-336-2627.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Information found on this website on flood zones, Elevation Certificates, and Letters of Map Amendments is provided strictly as a public service, and is subject to change. Prior to purchase of or construction on a property, flood information should always be confirmed with an official flood zone determination, through securing the services of a Florida Licensed Engineer, Architect, or Surveyor.