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Revised Flood Zones – Lee County

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared the first comprehensive review of flood zones throughout Lee County in 22 years.

New flood maps are needed due to the dynamic nature of flood hazard conditions, availability of up to date elevation data, and identifying flood hazards. Also, for the expanding Cape Coral the revision will help to account for new developments that can affect flood zone boundaries. The new flood maps will help citizens and business owners be better prepared for flood-related disasters by providing a comprehensive depiction of flood hazards for unincorporated Lee County, and surrounding properties.

“Flood insurance might be required and insurance rates might change.” Within the hazard area, any property with a federally backed mortgage must be protected with a flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Private mortgage companies might also require flood insurance for properties in the hazard area.  Insurance rates vary according to zones within the Special Flood Hazard Area and the elevation and value of property.  In addition, some areas of the county are no longer in the Special Flood Hazard Area, and property owners in those areas might choose to drop or reduce their flood insurance.  Property owners are urged to check their status under the new maps.

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Written by Cape Coral Insurance Center

June 6, 2012 at 10:27 AM

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