As a result of the coastal flood risk study, FEMA has determined that Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St Johns and Volusia Counties are affected most by coastal flooding. The other counties are not affected as significantly by the flooding that moves up into the inland waterways. The most affected areas in Nassau County will be inland waterways that are east of I-95 extending to the Atlantic Ocean.
As a result, the flood risk study will be incorporated into the updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia Counties. This will result in new FIRMs that are used to determine flood insurance requirements and is anticipated to occur April of 2017. Properties that do not already have flood insurance may be significantly affected by changes in the FIRM.
On February 24, 2016 representatives from FEMA will host an Open House at the Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium 2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach at 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The Open House is intended to allow attendees the opportunity to learn about the appeal and compliance periods and the map adoption process and ask questions about flood insurance and other mechanisms for reducing the flood risk to their homes, business and families.
If you have any questions, please contact the Nassau County Building Department at (904) 530-6250.
Nassau County Building Official