O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Flood Insurance Rate Maps in Appeals Process


September 19, 2019

Following 2008 flood event IDNR and Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) received funds to remap each county and create new flood insurance rate maps. The two bureaucracies entered into an agreement to develop and maintain accurate flood hazard data. Many areas never before mapped are now part of the mapping effort. The project has been ongoing throughout Iowa, and O’Brien County is now in the preliminary stages of establishing a map of “special flood hazard areas.”

From September 14, 2019 until December 13, 2019 each property owner can appeal the mapping of his or her pro...

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