2016 FEMA Map Updates

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) examined the City of Minnetonka’s flood risks and updated the city’s flood hazard maps in 2016. These map changes are a mandated requirement by FEMA.

Floodplain ordinance

To comply with FEMA’s requirements, the city updated its floodplain ordinance in 2016 to recognize new flood hazard maps.

The updated flood hazard maps, or Flood Insurance Rates Maps (FIRMs) changed in three primary ways:

  • New elevation and modeling data for Minnehaha Creek
  • New elevation and modeling data for Nine Mile Creek
  • All other areas are a digitization of the boundaries that were outlined in the 2004 FEMA maps (the last FIRM update)
What does this mean for my property?
What if the maps show that my structure is in the SFHA?
Where can I purchase flood insurance?
What can be done to mitigate flood risk?
What should I do if my structure was inadvertently included in the SFHA?
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