FEMA is preparing updated flood maps across Vermont. Most communities will need to update their bylaws before the maps become effective.
The flood studies are being prepared by watershed. When the local watersheds are complete then FEMA will release a Preliminary and then effective Flood Insurance Rate Map for the county.
Get Ready for New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps describes the map and bylaw process for municipal officials.
- Why This Matters for Your Town
- Who’s Involved?
- The Bylaw Update Process
- The New Maps
- Process Status By County
The Flood Training website also includes information on what you need to know:
- Stop the Vicious Cycle of Flood Damage
- No Adverse Impact
- River Corridors
- Special Flood Hazard Area
- Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund
For more information please contact your VT DEC Regional Floodplain Manager.