As the Township reported in its 2011 Second Quarter Newsletter, FEMA has been working on changes to flood zones throughout the Country, which will become effective on July 3, 2012. Exeter Township has several affected properties; some that were previously in a flood zone have been removed and conversely some are now in a flood zone whereas previously they were not.
Letters have been sent to the property owners that appear affected based on the mapping that we were given. We are providing the information that FEMA has presented to us for your own use to determine what, if any, affect this may have on your property (whether you received a letter or not). Using the resources here, you can see what the changes look like and get the information you need from FEMA if the changes affect you. Exeter Township is not in a position to address any questions as it relates to this information: FEMA is the agency to address any and all concerns.
Information about flood hazards, the mapping that was created and flood insurance can be found at FEMA's and the PA DFIRM Outreach Program websites below. Any questions/concerns you may have should start there and be directed to FEMA.
As part of this process, Exeter Township has been mandated to change its existing Floodplain Ordinance and incorporate specific changes as presented by FEMA. The Ordinance is currently in draft form, as we are awaiting additional details, and will be adopted once all required revisions are incorporated.
To the right you will find all the documents that Exeter Township has that may assist you regarding the flood plain changes. These include the proposed Flood Plain Ordinance, the FEMA map panels, an index of the map panels, a link to the Township newsletter that described these changes, and a Township-created map of the entire Township with the new flood plains and parcels shown.
The flood plain will also be made available through the Township web mapping application in the near future.