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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Public Meeting on Revised FEMA Coastal Floodplain Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 6:30-8:30 PM at Malibu City Hall, to discuss its newly revised drafts of floodplain maps for areas within Malibu, specifically along the coast.

City staff and representatives from FEMA will provide information and discuss the revised draft floodplain maps, the effects these maps will have on development, the need to annually purchase federal flood insurance, the FEMA map adoption process and schedule, and the FEMA appeal process.

The floodplain map revisions are part of the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Program (CCAMP). Based on engineering studies that considered tide, wave surge, wave run-up, and overtopping analysis, the revised maps propose to remove some properties from the currently effective floodplain map, and add other properties for the first time. Lastly, new Base Flood Elevations and Flood Zones were established based upon these studies.

Property owners may challenge FEMA on the revised draft floodplain maps with technical information by emailing Malibu City staff at during the 90-day appeal period (August 9 to November 6, 2017). The Criteria for Appeal of Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available on the FEMA website.

The FEMA Map Service Center  allows users to enter location information to view a home's or community‘s projected risk to flood hazards. (Note: The files are very large and may take some time to download.) The Open Pacific Coast Study is also available online.

For further questions, contact Robert DuBoux, Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer, at 310-456-2489 ext. 339 or
More details about the August 22 public meeting
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