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City of The Dalles, OR

Flood Insurance Rate Map Update


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked with the state of Oregon, the cities of The Dalles, Dufur, Mosier, and Maupin and the town of Shaniko to update the flood map in your area; an update to original flood maps developed in 1984 and 1989. This updated map better shows the risk of flooding in Wasco County and will help your community better understand its flood risks. This way, you can make informed decisions about how to protect yourself against damage and loss. Visit the following link to learn more the floor map update: https://bit.ly/wascostorymap

Through this site, property owners and community residents can learn about the flood mapping process, what the changes mean for them, and information about the National Flood Insurance Program. Residents can also learn who to contact if they need more support. At this time, the updated flood map is “preliminary.” This means that it is in draft form and open for public review and input. Once FEMA addresses all comments and appeals on the map and your community adopts it, the new map will go into effect.

We encourage you to visit the website, review your flood risk, and ask questions via the contact information provided. The map can be viewed directly at https://arcg.is/Lq44z. You can also ask for a flood map for your property by emailing PropertyIDMap@starr-team.com.

Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Studies show that the high-risk areas on flood maps have a 26% chance of being flooded at some point during a 30-year mortgage. Learn more about the costs of flooding and flood insurance on the Flood Smart website at www.floodsmart.gov.

Stay informed and check back periodically as this page will be updated as the project progresses. Please contact the Community Development Director Joshua Chandler at jchandler@ci.the-dalles.or.us for any additional questions.