Lenders / Real Estate Professionals
What Information Can Semswa Provide?
- Evaluation and comment on whether property and structures are floodprone (a referral to FEMA may be required for an official determination)
- A map of the floodplain in relation to the structure(s) and/or property
- Review of elevation certificates for insurable structures built within the floodplain
- Information on the mandatory purchase of flood insurance for insurable structures
- Information on FEMA’s flood hazard maps and the National Flood Insurance Program
- The best available floodplain information
While SEMSWA cannot make official determinations as to whether a property or structure is located in a FEMA-designated floodplain for insurance purposes, SEMSWA can provide property owners with the best available information on hand. In order to be officially removed from the FEMA-designated floodplain, residents will need documentation from FEMA in the form of a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F), stating that the structure or property is no longer located within the FEMA floodplain.
In some circumstances, a LOMA or LOMR-F has already been completed for the property in question. By logging into FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform and reviewing the previously completed LOMAs and LOMR-Fs for the community, SEMSWA can determine if one was submitted. In addition, FEMA’s Map Service Center website contains digital copies of completed LOMA and LOMR-F determination documents.
Determine if a Property is in the Floodplain?
Maps and Changes
Real Estate Professionals
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
FEMA Map Service Center
The Risk is Real, Flood Preparation and Safety
Obtaining Flood Insurance
Information Provided by SEMSWA, A Pocket Guide for Real Estate and Insurance Agents (Being Revised per BW-12)
Prepare for and Respond After a Flood, A Pocket Guide for Home & Property Owners
Protect Your Home or Business from Floods, A Pocket Guide for Home and Business Owners
Flood Insurance, A Pocket Guide for Property Owners in or Adjacent to the Floodplain
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Information For Businesses
- GESC Considerations for Pipe Relining Operations
- GESC Considerations for Minor Right of Way/Streetscape Construction
- GESC Considerations for Minor Commercial Construction
- Annual Bore Utility Permits
- Land Development Review Process Explained
- Am I in the Floodplain?
- Working in the Floodplain
- Maintaining your pond or other stormwater feature
- Grant Program
- Pollution Prevention