Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) received from FEMA

posted in Community Development on October 15, 2014

Effective October 24, 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a determination that they have approved a request for a Letter of map Revision (LOMR) for the areas contained within the effective flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) for the City of Waverly dated March 04, 2008.  The result is floodplain boundary movements in all quadrants of the City. 

The maps may be viewed online, under the FEMA’s Map Service Center webpage, www.msc.fema.gov.   Simply type in your address in the lower left corner in the search bar provided following the format of “101 Pleasant Street, Waverly, Iowa”.  You will then select the “Revisions” folder under the title of “Letters of Map Change” (select first option ending in 190030).  The maps will be part of the pages provided near the end, with other information provided for your refernce that shows revised water elevations.  Maps are also available in the hallway of the Waverly City Hall, located at 200 1st Street NE, Waverly, and also in the Zoning Offices in City Hall.  For further instructions on how to print a map you are viewing, follow the “FIRMette creation link” below.

Maps will not be printed and distributed to property owners, local insurance agents or mortgage lenders through FEMA.  You may create a small viewable map, called a FIRMette online, by following the instructions found here:  FIRMette creation link

The City does not have the tools needed to make large copies of floodplain maps.  FEMA may be contacted at 1-800-358-9616 for all requests to reproduce these maps and make copies sent via mail for a fee .  You will need the correct map panel identification number which should be found on the lower right corner of the map produced by FEMA.  The Waverly Zoning office may be contacted with all general inquiries.

For more information, contact the City of Waverly Zoning Office at (319) 352-9208.

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