FEMA has released preliminary flood map updates for the coastal areas of Hillsborough County, including Tampa. The new maps are based on updated data and technology, and reflect new development and changes in shoreline over the past 30 years.
The map changes generally impact the areas west of I-75 in southern Hillsborough County, south of I-275 and Tampa International Airport in Tampa, south of Linebaugh Avenue in Town 'N Country, and near the lower Hillsborough, Alafia, and Little Manatee rivers.
Residents and business owners can learn how the map changes may impact their properties and structures. The same information will be provided at all the meetings, including:
- The preliminary map will be available for viewing
- Details will be provided about the new map implementation timeline and activities
- Access to an online map search tool to identify changes on an individual parcel basis
- Representatives from FEMA, Hillsborough County, and City of Tampa will be on hand to discuss how the changes impact individual property owners