Flood Map Revisions

Project Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Teri Camery, Senior Planner, Floodplain Administrator
at 907.586.0755, Teri.Camery@juneau.org or Amy Liu, Planner, 907.586.0764, amy.liu@juneau.org

Goals and Purpose

Purpose: The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) and FEMA are in the process of updating borough-wide flood zone maps. Flood zones are based on both scientific and community-provided data that helps identify areas with the potential for storm and flood events that may put lives and property in danger. Using recent topographical and engineering data, the CBJ has been working closely with FEMA to gather more precise information. This ensures the flood maps will be as accurate as possible.

Targeted Outcome: Updated maps that will be used by community officials for future development, land use mapping, hazard mitigation planning, and implementation of the City’s flood management ordinance and policies. Map designations inform flood insurance rates for properties that have federally backed loans. Updated maps are a requirement for CBJ participation in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

To Date: Approximately 191 properties have been removed from the Special Flood Hazard Area and 45 properties have been added.

2nd Release of Revised Flood Maps
Borough-Wide

Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps
As a result of public comments from the 2018 public process, a second round of revisions have been released for additional public comment. The minor revision is shown as a thin pink line. This revision affects a sliver of coastline that is only 5 – 10 feet wide, from Lena Point to West Juneau. A zoom is required on the map to see affected area. The revision reduction affects approximately 400 parcels. Approximately 20 structures will be removed from the flood zone. For more information on the full project, see timelines tab.
Appeal/Comment Period: July 24 – October 21, 2019

Tee Harbor Flood Maps

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Applicable area is along the Tee Harbor coastline and surrounding area. As a result of comments received in 2018, CBJ worked with FEMA to develop a precise study of the Tee Harbor area. This study has greatly improved the accuracy of the maps and will result in lower flood insurance rates. Though these draft maps are available to the public for review, the appeal/comment period has not yet begun. The CBJ will notify affected property owners when the appeal period has officially opened.
Appeal/Comment Period Projected Start: Mid-November
Appeal/Comment Period Projected End: Mid-February

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