FEMA re-analyzed Lake Michigan flooding along with other flood concern areas throughout Lake County and made revisions to the current effective Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a FEMA program. FEMA regularly releases new flood map and data to provide communities access to helpful, authoritative data that can be used to make decisions about flood risk. FEMA can only make flood insurance available in those communities that agree to regulate future development in the floodplain. In order to remain eligible for flood insurance, the following Lake County communities must adopt the new FEMA maps by October 5: