On February 17, 2022 preliminary FEMA flood maps were released. These maps are intended to update the previous maps that are based on data from the 1990s. Updated floodplain maps are essential and provide property owners, floodplain managers, realtors, insurance agents, engineers, and others a much more accurate, reliable, and available source of floodplain information. With better technology, an additional 25+ years of weather data, and various flood mitigation projects constructed, these preliminary maps will allow the Omaha metro area communities better manage flood risk. These updated maps could affect flood insurance requirements for property owners. The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (P-MRNRD), the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR), and FEMA will be hosting two public open houses in order give property owners the opportunity to learn about their flood risk and ask floodplain-related questions.
June 15, 2022
5 pm – 7 pm
Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District
8901 S. 154th St.
Omaha, NE 68138
June 21, 2022
5 pm – 7 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center – University of Nebraska Omaha
6400 University Dr. S.
Omaha, NE 68182
At the open house, community members will have the opportunity speak with floodplain mapping experts from P-MRNRD, NeDNR and flood insurance experts from FEMA. Attendees will be able to work individually with these experts to learn about flood risk and flood insurance information for their specific properties.