Learn How Coastal Flood Map Changes Will Impact You at Open House

New Zone Designations will Affect Insurance and Building Requirements for Homes and Businesses

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 20, 2019) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hillsborough County encourage residents to learn about changes to FEMA's coastal flood maps that will impact their homes, properties, and businesses.

FEMA has released preliminary flood map updates for the coastal areas of Hillsborough County based on improved data and technology reflecting new development and changes to the shoreline over the past 30 years.

FEMA and Hillsborough County are hosting a series of Open House Information Meetings where residents, business owners, and property owners can learn about how the new maps will impact them. At the open houses, experts will be on hand to help property owners in one-on-one sessions to look up their property, discuss insurance options, and plug in to resources to help them answer questions.

All of the Open House meetings will include the following:

  • Preliminary map for viewing
  • Details on the implementation timeline for the new map
  • Representatives from FEMA, Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa also will be available to discuss how the changes are likely to affect individual property owners.

The map changes will have the largest impact in areas west of Interstate 75 in southern Hillsborough County, south of Interstate 275 and Tampa International Airport in Tampa, south of Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa, and near the lower Hillsborough, Alafia, and Little Manatee rivers.

The maps will be made available to the public for the first time on April 3.

Scheduled Meetings:


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