FEMA Map Modernization Information

In support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has undertaken an effort of flood hazard identification and mapping to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Seminole County and its incorporated cities, including all areas within the City of Winter Springs. These maps are created to illustrate the limits of the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), which is defined as an area of land that would be inundated by a flood having a 1% chance of occurring in any given year (previously referred to as the "base flood" or "100-year flood").

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Staff's review of the new map found that:

  • Approximately 250 properties that were previously outside the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) appear to be either partially or fully within the SFHA under the new map;
  • Approximately 405 properties appear to have been removed from the SFHA; and
  • Approximately 985 properties that were in the SFHA appear to still be in the SFHA (no change)

Individual notices have been sent to the specific property owners who appear to be impacted by the new FEMA flood map.  Insurable structures within the SFHA are typically required by lenders to carry flood insurance.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the Final FIRM Floodplain Map or anything relating to it, please contact one of the following City employees:

Zynka Perez, CFM, Stormwater Utility Manager, 407-327-5977

Brian Fields, P.E., CFM,  City Engineer, 407-327-7597

For additional information regarding Flood Hazard Mapping, please refer to FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping website at the following address: http://www.fema.gov