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Preliminary Floodplain Maps Available for Public to View

FEMA and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources have teamed up to update York County's Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA has released the Preliminary FIRM maps as part of the process of updating the Floodplain in order to more accurately reflect what might happen during a base flood event (1% annual chance flood event, also known as the '100 year flood').  

To view the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps that have been issued for the City of York's jurisdictionclick here.

To toggle layers in the map on and off, click on the layers list icon on the left side of the screen.

You can view NeDNR's work maps, which closely resemble the current effective map, and the Preliminary Map simultaneously to view the changes that will occur when the Preliminary Map becomes effective.  The Preliminary Maps should go effective around the beginning of 2019, unless the process is delayed.  The changes will likely affect some property owners' insurance policies, and the requirement to carry flood insurance in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program.

We are nearing the appeals period of the process, where property owners can submit appeals to the proposed boundaries and elevations.  Appeals must be made using scientific data.  In other words, hydraulic/hydrologic studies and survey data must be submitted as appeals.  We will notify citizens when the appeal period begins.

Property owners wishing to submit an appeal should contact Nebraska Department of Natural Resources floodplain division to inquire about the process.  Flood mapping experts from Nebraska Department of Natural Resources can answer any questions property owners may have regarding how the floodplain boundaries are determined, and how the appeal process works.  You can also contact the city offices if you have questions at 402-363-2600.

Below are some helpful links to reference documents related to the Preliminary Floodplain adoption process.

Adoption of Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Participating Communities

Appeals and Comments on Preliminary FIRMs

Insurance Rating Options for Newly Mapped Areas

Map Changes and Flood Insurance - What Property Owners Need to Know

Preliminary Summary of Map Actions - FEMA