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Understanding the Changes to Your Community's Flood Insurance Rate Map

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When flood hazards are added or updated on a community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency releases a Preliminary FIRM and usually a supplementary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for community officials, residents, and other stakeholders to comment on. ‘Understanding the Changes to Your Community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map’ is intended to help users determine how the Preliminary FIRM differs from the current effective FIRM and also provides details on upcoming processing steps that will occur prior to the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report becoming effective.