In April of 2017, the Town of Kennebunk received a letter from FEMA with Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps and a Flood Insurance Study for York County. The purpose of these maps and study is to provide communities with updated flood hazard information that can be used for planning and mitigation in our community.
On August 23, 2017, FEMA held the Consultation Coordination Officer’s meeting at the Kennebunk Town Hall. This is one of a series of steps in the updating of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) process. Staff from FEMA provided an overview of the map update efforts and timeline for the formal publishing to start the appeal period (likely November of 2017 with a 90 day appeal in the winter of 2017/2018). The current timeline suggested by FEMA would be trending toward a January 2019 Letter of Final Determination, with eventual adoption in June 2019.
FEMA flood maps may be viewed in the Community Development, Planning and Code Enforcement office. Code Enforcement officers hold weekly walk-in hours to address questions or concerns related to the FEMA maps and/or other code enforcement and zoning related issues.