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Delaware - Mapping Status

For more information concerning current coastal analysis and mapping projects that might
affect your community, please visit www.r3coastal.com.

Watershed Projects
To access the materials for the Brandywine-Christina or Lower Delaware River
Watershed projects, click here. Projects are listed in alphabetical order by watershed name.

New Castle County

The FIRM and FIS for this county are now effective and
can be found at the FEMA Map Service Center.

    Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Dates

    Final Effective FIRM: 02.04.15



Sussex County - Physical Map Revision (Nanticoke River et al.)
Preliminary Interactive Flood Map Index
Flood Insurance Study (Vol. 1)
Flood Insurance Study (Vol. 2)
Flood Insurance Study (Vol. 3)
Sussex County Mapping Fact Sheet


    Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Dates
    Preliminary Flood Map Release: 12.30.10

    Appeals Period*: 03.19.14 - 06.17.14
    For the following communities:
    The unincorporated areas of Sussex County and the Towns of Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island, Greenwood, Henlopen Acres, Laurel, and Ocean View.
    Appeals Period*: 02.06.14 - 05.06.14
    For all other coastal communities.

    Letter of Final Determination: 09.16.14
    Final Effective FIRM: 03.16.15

    Contacts
    FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX):
    1-877-336-2627
    Project Planner Darlene Messina: 215-931-5667
    Project Engineer Robin Danforth: 215-931-5573
SUSSEX County - Physical Map Revision (coastal study)
Preliminary Interactive Flood Map Index
Flood Insurance Study
Sussex County Coastal Mapping Fact Sheet
Ordinance Level Worksheet
Sussex County CCO Mapping Partner Presentation

Sussex County, DE Flood Information Portal

    Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Dates
    2nd Revised Preliminary Physical Map Revision: 08.02.13
    Revised Preliminary Physical Map Revision: 05.17.13
    Preliminary Physical Map Revision: 01.31.13

    Appeals Period*: 03.19.14 - 06.17.14
    For the following communities:
    The unincorporated areas of Sussex County and the Towns of Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island, Greenwood, Henlopen Acres, Laurel, and Ocean View.
    Appeals Period*: 02.06.14 - 05.06.14
    For all other coastal communities.

    Letter of Final Determination: 09.16.14
    Final Effective FIRM: 03.16.15

    Meeting Dates
    CCO: 06.19.13
    Flood Risk Review: 12.06.2012
    Open House: 12.02.13

    Contacts
    FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX):
    1-877-336-2627
    Project Planner Darlene Messina: 215-931-5667
    Project Engineer Robin Danforth: 215-931-5573

































































































* For detailed information on FEMA's appeals process, visit FEMA's Flood Hazard Determinations website at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/Scripts/bfe_main.asp.

† These dates are projected and subject to change at any time


FEMA Region III
Delaware

-----September 2014-----

Preliminary maps dated October 1, 2014 and later will no longer be posted to this website. Maps can be accessed at FEMA's Map Service Center by clicking here.

Note: Map availability on the MSC could be delayed several days after the map's preliminary date.

Preliminary data provide the public an early look at their home or community's projected risk to flood hazards. Preliminary data include: new or revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases.
For more information, visit the Preliminary Flood Hazard Data webpage.

-----November 2012-----
As a participating community in the NFIP, your community is responsible for making sure that its floodplain management regulations meet or exceed the minimum requirements of the NFIP. The newly updated Adoption of Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Participating Communities brochure will help guide you through that process.
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Visit Region III Fact Sheets for more information about the Region III mapping process and community responsibilities for receiving comments & appeals; adopting floodplain management ordinances; and communicating insurance requirements to local residents.

Need help understanding what may have changed on the recently released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community?

Read FEMA's Understanding the Changes to Your Community's Flood Insurance Rate Map fact sheet.

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