The Flood Maps are changing once again!
The City of Venice has received the preliminary maps from FEMA as of early 2020.
All of Florida is at risk for a flood. Do you know your flood risk? Visit our flood map web page to see the current map or see this slider map which compares the old map with the new map. To activate the slider, click the 3rd button in the bottom left corner. The left map is the new map and the right map is the old one. It helps to turn of the effective map layer for a better view of the new map since it seems to appear on the left side as well.
You can also call our staff, visit city hall, go to the open houses listed below or visit FEMA's website for more information.
FEMA is partnering with local government to host Flood Risk Open Houses to help you learn about the newly updated flood maps. Community officials and FEMA representatives will be on hand to answer citizens' questions about the maps, the mapping process, and flood insurance,
Don't forget to see our FAQ page
Also check out Sarasota County's web page!
Open House Dates and Locations
3/4/2020 4pm-7pm Venice Community Center 326 Nokomis Avenue S, Venice, FL 34285
3/5/2020 9am-12pm State College of Florida, Venice 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
3/5/2020 4pm-7pm Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota Campus 4748 S. Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
During the meetings, residents can locate their property on the new map and talk to members of the project team, flood insurance professionals, and state and local officials about what the information might mean for their property.
Flooding is the number one most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of the tools and programs available to them, including flood insurance. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study report are used by flood insurance companies to determine flood insurance requirements and costs.
You can also speak with our staff or a FEMAmap specialist if you have any questions.
FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877-336-2627.