Jurisdictions in Linn County are in the process of adopting new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). The new FIRM maps outline flood hazard determination such as changes to base flood elevations, base flood depths, special flood hazard area boundaries, or the regulatory floodway.
The City of Marion participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which provides insurance to properties in or close to the floodplain. Affected properties will receive a postcard in the mail.
Before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, affected individuals will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information between now and June 8, 2020.
If the status of your property is now considered to be within the Special Flood Hazard Area, and it wasn’t before, it may be possible to purchase flood insurance at a “preferred rate” with substantial savings prior to adoption of the new maps.
LINKS TO RESOURCES
View the FEMA Flood Maps
Learn about the Criteria for Appeals
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Preliminary Flood Hazard Data
Questions may be directed to the Marion Engineering Department at 319-743-6340 or at Marion City Hall (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at 1225 6th Avenue, Marion.