Flood map open house set for Burien shoreline property owners
The City of Burien is hosting an open house for its Puget Sound shoreline property owners on Monday, July 29, 4-6 pm, at City Hall Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St., first floor.
The purpose of the open house is for the shoreline property owners to learn more about Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposed new Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) that are based on a new King County flood insurance study report.
If enacted, these new maps may significantly affect shoreline property. The City has asked FEMA to revalidate the City’s own flood study, approved by FEMA in November 2011, to supersede the proposed FIRMS. FEMA has indicated it will treat the request as an appeal.
Property owners are encouraged to attend the open house to learn more about the study and how the flood zone designations will change if the proposed maps become effective.
For more information, see www.burienwa.gov/floodstudy/