FEMA Floodplain Information

In early May 2016, the City of Corcoran was notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently completed an update to its floodplain maps and that the City was required to update its existing floodplain ordinance in response. The floodplain ordinance was required to be updated in order for Corcoran property owners to continue purchasing flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), FEMA provided a model ordinance which the City had to adopt. This adoption took place in August. The new maps go into effect November 4, 2016.

As part of the recent update, ALL residents whose property contains designated flood plain were sent a notification letter regarding changes to the FEMA maps. The City mailed notices for approximately 530 properties. Please note that even if your property contains floodplain, you may not be required to purchase insurance. Flood Insurance is only required if you have a mortgage or secured loan from a federally regulated or insured lender (this includes most loans) AND the principle structure (home) on is located within the Special Flood Hazard Area (aka: SFHA, the 1-percent, or 100-year floodplain).

When this letter was sent, updated public maps were not available. However, the City was notified recently that public maps are now available. If you received a letter and would like to view a map of your property, please visit the following website: https://gis.hennepin.us/naturalresources/map/default.aspx.

If you need assistance viewing these maps, or have questions, please contact Mike Pritchard via email at [email protected] or by phone at 763-400-7033.

FEMA Letter for Corcoran Mapped Properties

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