UPDATE: FEMA denied Monroe County’s and Key West’s requests for an 18-month extension of the flood map appeal period. The best estimate for adoption of the new flood maps is September 2021 at the earliest, assuming the pre-appeal period begins June 1, 2020 and there are no appeals or comments.

The City of Key West passed a resolution approving grant funding for FIRM for flood map analysis. FIRM is contracting with Woods Hole Group which is also performing analysis for the County. Woods Hold Group will be presenting their findings to the Monroe County BOCC June 17, 2020 meeting.

Monroe County Commissioners approved a resolution recommending that FEMA suspend/postpone the flood re-mapping process for at least 18 months due to the COVID-19 crisis. The BOCC met on April 15, 2020 via Zoom.

FEMA informed local government officials that it was suspending all 90-day appeals periods but did not specify how long the suspension would last.

Key West Mayor Teri Johnston also sent a letter to FEMA administrators requesting the suspension for at least 18 months, and other municipalities may follow suit.

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