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Old 08-16-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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Default FEMA flood zone maps?

hey all just moved to Naples and looking at Golden gate for a mini farm, lots of people are pissed about FEMA's new flood hazard maps...still cant find a good one on-line. Everything I find is very cryptic and hard to read....thanks all.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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It seems nobody can get an actual map. However, if it is true what they say that ALL of Collier County is now considered a flood zone, who needs a map? It used to be east of I-75 was not considered a flood zone before; too far away from the coastline. That is what we were told when we bought in East Naples 3 years ago. We weren't considered to be in a flood zone either. So even Immokalee is now a flood zone? The farms are going to love that one. Imagine insuring those farmlands.

Did "somebody" make a deal with the insurance companies????
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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almost sounds like the insurance people made a deal with FEMA.....

I am REALLY curious about this "new" map
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Here is the link, pasted below...

Plug in your address, zoom it if you have to, and take a look.
The site is not hugely informative on their ratings, it is tagged
"preliminary, and that blue 500 X area is hugely theoretical, imo.

We are in the "good" color and, no mort. so, it is what it is.
Our western NC house is at 5,000 ft so that one is out of any flood zone, ;>)
GL, mD

http://maps.colliergov.net/websites/dfirms/femaprelimdfirmviewer.html (broken link)
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Orlando Suburbs
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If you want the real FEMA FIRM maps going here and select a community and proceed to find the area you are looking for.

FEMA Map Service Center - FEMA Issued Flood Maps
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:22 PM
B4U
 
Location: the west side of "paradise"
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FL this is the message I get when I type in my area:


Sorry there are no items to display for this State, County and Community.
Please check the Future or Historic Maps for available panels.


Thanks anyway.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:29 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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motordavid, yours worked. Thanks. I already knew the bad news and have been paying thru the nose for 11 years. I guess I'll be paying more now. What else is new.
Ah, paradise!
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I finally got on to a FEMA map. I live in East Naples just west of I-75. I was in an "x" zone before and I am still rated as an "x" zone.

I really don't understand why they rated the Estates as a Flood Zone. They are actually even farther way from the water than I am.

Does it have to do with the developmemt you live in or perhaps the elevation of the particular area you live in? The roads where I live drain off very quickly and my devleopment never floods with heavy rains.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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I finally got on to a FEMA map. I live in East Naples just west of I-75. I was in an "x" zone before and I am still rated as an "x" zone.

I really don't understand why they rated the Estates as a Flood Zone. They are actually even farther way from the water than I am.
I have heard the Estates are a Flood Zone because of sheet flow. Despite the greatest efforts to drain the Everglades there, there is still risk of flooding during heavy downpours. I guess on one hand it's a sign of nature's resiliency.

The other ironic thing is that while the majority of a lot may be subject to the sheetflow flooding, the house itself may be elevated 3-4 feet on an artificial "hill," making it safe from flooding. Some people out there want adjusters to come out and take this into account- which is only fair if it is less of a risk than a house flush with the ground. But for now it's based on the maps.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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What's the difference between AE and X zones?
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