FEMA Updates Flood Maps

News Date: 
May 12, 2022
FEMA logo on background of flooded roadway

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delivered preliminary flood maps for parts of Monterey County. The maps identify revised flood hazards along the Salinas River, Gonzales Slough, Natividad Creek and unnamed tributaries. Before the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) become effective, there is a 90-day appeal period from May 12 to August 10, 2022. During that time, public agencies, residents or businesses with supporting technical and scientific information, such as detailed hydraulic or hydrologic data, can appeal the flood risk information on the preliminary maps, which can be viewed at fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata. For more information regarding possible impacts to your home, please contact the City of Salinas, City Engineer at (831) 758-7194 or [email protected].