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New FEMA maps show hundreds of Pierce Co. residents may now … – KOMO News

The US government agency FEMA, has been re-mapping various areas around the country concerning flooding. They have designated new areas of concern, as well as revising older maps. Addressed in this article, is the City of Parkland/Pierce County, in the State of Washington. Residents who are affected by this revised mapping, usually see their flood insurance increase. Others may see it go down. Either way, it has an affect on your insurance, so take notice. Read the article to get a feel of what’s happening here, so when its done in your area, you will not be suprised.

Key Takeaways:

  • New FEMA flood-mapping has determined that 800 properties that weren’t considered “high risk” for flooding before, now fall under that category.
  • For the first time, new FEMA mapping has revealed this giant puddle is sitting on top of an old historic creek channel, and that qualifies it from a low risk to a high risk flood plain zone.
  • The new mapping also identified areas that the county thought were high risk for flooding, but actually they are not high risk. Some of them include one side a row of homes in Puyallup along the Diru Creek and many of the homes around Lake Tapps.

“New FEMA flood-mapping has determined that 800 properties that weren’t considered “high risk” for flooding before, now fall under that category.”

http://komonews.com/news/local/new-fema-maps-show-hundreds-of-pierce-co-residents-may-now-need-flood-insurance