Oliver County, North Dakota Flood Map Appeal Period


New flood maps have been developed for Oliver County. If residents or businesses feel there is an error in the map, they have a 90-day period to provide scientific or engineering data.

Date: November 2, 2023 - January 31, 2024

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Flood insurance rate map changes for Oliver County are nearing completion. The new maps will provide more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.

The mapping project was initiated in 2018 by Oliver County and the North Dakota Department of Water Resources. It is part of a nationwide effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce those risks.

Before new flood insurance rate maps in Oliver County can become effective, there is a 90-day appeal period during which local residents and business owners can provide additional data for consideration before the maps are final. This appeal period ends on January 31, 2024. 

Community officials encourage residents and business owners to review the proposed flood insurance rate maps to learn about local flood risks, potential future flood insurance requirements, and any concerns or questions about the information provided.

You may submit an appeal package during the 90-day appeal period. The sole basis of the appeal must include the possession of knowledge or information indicating that the flood hazard determinations proposed by FEMA are scientifically and/or technically incorrect.

For further details on this process, visit https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/BFE_Status/bfe_main.asp. To view preliminary mapping, visit FEMA’s Preliminary National Flood Hazard Layer (https://msc.fema.gov/fmcv), or contact your local floodplain administrator. Preliminary mapping may also be viewed on FEMA’s Map Service Center (https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/)

Event Contact

Laura Horner – Risk MAP Program Manager – lmhorner@nd.gov – 701-328-2759

Madi Pluss – Risk MAP Program Manager – madeleine.pluss@fema.dhs.gov – 303-202-8972

Carmen Reed – Oliver County Floodplain Administrator – creed@nd.gov -  701-745-3302 

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