New FEMA Flood Maps

New FEMA Flood Maps Could Impact Homeowners' Insurance Rates
Posted on 08/04/2021
Screenshot of Flood Map Tool WebpageA new Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) flood insurance rate map will go into effect on August 10 which could impact homeowners’ insurance rates.

Most of FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Map changes in Manatee have occurred in the coastal areas and Gamble Creek (East Manatee).

To check if your property’s flood zone or base flood elevation (BFE) is changing, go to the Flood Zone Information Tool 

There, you can type in your address and receive a status of your current and proposed flood zones. Impacted property owners are encouraged to talk to their flood insurance agent and obtain flood insurance before August 10 to avoid potentially higher rates later.

Go to Full County Press Release