FEMA Changes in DC Flood Zone…Deadline Extended
Proposed flood changes by FEMA for the District could affect many businesses, requiring them to secure flood insurance and comply with stricter building codes. The District Department of Environment (DDOE) wants you to know the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the period for public comment on the proposed new flood insurance rate map for DC. The comment date has been extended until March 7, 2008. Although FEMA is accepting comments, the opportunity to appeal the proposed modifications ended. FEMA will issue a Letter of Final Determination on March 26, 2008. For more information please go to FEMA’s website or DDOE’s website.