Mar 31

Selma Estates Project Update: March 31, 2021

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 4:07 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: March 31, 2021
  • The Department of Building and Development has submitted a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requesting a reconsideration of FEMA’s February 2, 2021 Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) determination.

  • This request is part of the county’s continuing efforts to define a process for incorporating data from the Wood PLC watershed study in the LOMA determination.

  • View the request here (PDF).
Mar 19

Selma Estates Project Update: March 19, 2021

Posted on March 19, 2021 at 6:01 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: March 19, 2021
  • As reported in previous project updates, the Department of Building and Development has reviewed the Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on February 2, and has found that FEMA’s analysis does not appear to have incorporated data provided by the county’s consultant, Wood PLC (Wood).

  • Wood has been in discussions with FEMA’s MT-1 contractor (the contractor tasked with providing LOMA determinations on FEMA’s behalf for our FEMA Region). The contractor recognizes the validity of the data, but due to internal FEMA policies, is not able to change the determination without new guidance from FEMA. This issue is unprecedented; therefore, a clear process does not exist.

  • Wood’s watershed analysis provides detailed data for this project, and reflects the actual flow and flood conditions at the project area. Therefore, the Department of Building and Development will be submitting a formal request to FEMA requesting the data, and the use of the data, be reconsidered. We will update you as this process moves forward.
Mar 05

Selma Estates Project Update: March 5, 2021

Posted on March 5, 2021 at 4:09 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

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