Floodplain Maps

Harbor Bay resident explores problem now facing homeowners citywide

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released new floodplain maps that propose to place nearly 2,000 Alameda homes in a mapped 100-year floodplain for the first time.

The City of Alameda released information this week on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) revised and finalized Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) within Alameda County. The changes may affect the floodplain designation of property owners in Alameda. The new maps become effective on Dec. 21 and have added approximately 2,000 parcels in Alameda to the Special Flood Hazard Area, commonly known as the 100-year floodplain.