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New maps win Seaside OK

Maps must be adopted by June 20
By R.J. Marx

The Daily Astorian

Published on May 15, 2018 11:38AM

Last changed on May 17, 2018 7:22AM

Seaside joined other coastal cities in approving FEMA revised flood maps.

Clatsop County Land Use Planning

Seaside joined other coastal cities in approving FEMA revised flood maps.


Like other Clatsop County communities, Seaside considered an ordinance amending the city code update the flood damage prevention ordinance. The change is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, City Planner Kevin Cupples said.

The new maps change some flood plain locations, with more taken out of the flood plain than those added, Cupples said. “This is the updated version of that with the required changes.”

The maps are used by insurers to price flood insurance and by cities and counties to identify flood-prone areas for regulatory purposes. They can also affect new development by requiring certain building standards.

Failure to recognize the map would result in the suspension of the city from the National Flood Insurance Program and prohibit federally insured mortgage loans.

The council approved first and second readings of the ordinance, and will vote again at the next meeting, Monday, May 28. The public is invited to provide input. Maps must be adopted by June 20.



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