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FEMA Revised Mapping of the Special Flood Hazard Area

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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 
July 9, 2024 from 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
County Planning Commission Hearing Room 123 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara 

Review preliminary Flood Hazard Zone changes with our City of Santa Barbara Interactive Flood Hazard Map

The City of Santa Barbara currently participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The NFIP makes flood insurance available to residents, makes the City eligible for pre-disaster grants and assistance to apply towards adaptation projects to minimize risks, and makes the City eligible for disaster relief assistance. FEMA is in the process of revising the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) maps for parts of City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County. The extents of the revised SFHA include parts of Montecito, Carpinteria, Buellton, Solvang, and Santa Ynez. Click on the links below to learn more.

Acronyms
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FIRM - Flood Insurance Rate Map
LOMA - Letter of Map Amendment
LOMR - Letter of Map Revision
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
NFHL – National Flood Hazard Layer
SFHA - Special Flood Hazard Area
SOMA - Summary of Map Actions

If you have questions about a parcel that is not within the jurisdiction of the City of Santa Barbara, please contact County of Santa Barbara Floodplain Management Section at (805) 568-3440 or visit www.countyofsb.org/2158/FEMA-Remapping