FEMA launches new flood maps

On March 27, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued new flood maps affecting Sarasota County property owners. Flood insurance rate maps, or FIRMs, could impact your insurance requirements and premiums. Flood risk changes over time due to construction, growth, environmental impacts, floodplains widening or shifting and changes to local watersheds.

Sarasota County compiled resources to help you determine whether your property or business has been affected by the new FIRMs and how you can find more information. Click here to view the interactive Flood Zone Locator map to see if your property may be impacted. To learn more, visit scgov.net/floodmaps