Mikulski & Cardin Ask FEMA Fix Ocean City Flood Plain Map

A Baltimore Sun article (2016-05-11) reported that Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin have requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) adjust its flood plain maps for a portion of Ocean City running from 93rd Street to 123rd Street along Coastal Highway. From the article:

The two Democrats said in a letter to the agency on Wednesday that FEMA incorrectly deviated from flood maps established by the Army Corps of Engineers late last year. Being on the wrong side of a flood line can significantly increase the cost of insurance. …

“This section was mapped incorrectly, and does not follow the line established by the Corps. As a result, these properties’ owners now unfairly face exorbitant high flood insurance costs,” the senators wrote. “Fixing this mistake should not be the town’s burden. We urge FEMA to fix this mistake.”

Useful Links

Prior Conduit Street Coverage of FEMA Flood Map Issues

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