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FEMA Map Date

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Nicholas Runo

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All am located in the Southern california market and for whatever reason am unable to find a FEMA map date. Wintotal is generating an error. What other source can l use to locate the FEMA map date.:sad:
 

Michigan CG

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www.floodinsights.com

Pay site, but I love it.
 

Jim Onderisin

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It's a great site, unless you happen to work my county. Its maps are not yet "veiwable", thus I cannot make firmettes.
 

Mike Boyd

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Look at the maps. They are available for free from FEMA. The map will be dated. You can request only the maps in your market area that are not currently on line.
 

VolcanoLvr

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I use the FEMA MSC site all the time. I print the Firmette map and scan it into the report when ever the subject is in a flood zone. You need to put an arrow on the subject before scanning.

The only rub with these is when the site location is incorrect, usually due to GPS coordinates that are not right. Then the wrong map will be displayed. (My home is a prime example.)

In that situation, it is difficult to figure out which map # is correct.

I wish FEMA had an index map of an area showing the adjacent maps on the MSC site. If anyone knows if they do, please respond!!
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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There is an index.
 

DTB

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Go into catalog and work your way through.
 

OSU Beavers

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I use the FEMA MSC site all the time. I print the Firmette map and scan it into the report when ever the subject is in a flood zone. You need to put an arrow on the subject before scanning.

You can skip scanning by opening the Firmette .Tiff in MS Paint and saving as a .Jpeg. Then copy and paste or import the map into your report. ACI gives you arrow lables to add with the "Edit Map" tool so everything looks sharp.


Just buy a paper index map for each county you service.
 
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