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FEMA Letters of Map Amendment


In certain situations, a Flood Insurance Rate Map may indicate that a parcel of property is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), when in fact an elevation survey of the site confirms that it is out of the SFHA.

FEMA has acknowledged these situations, and provides a procedure whereby the site is "removed" from the Flood Area on a specific map.  This procedure is referred to as a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), which is essentially a confirmation from FEMA that the parcel is not in a SFHA.

If the field data we generate in preparing a Flood Elevation Certificate determines that a site qualifies for a LOMA, we will advise the client accordingly.  We can then prepare and file the necessary application with FEMA and follow the process through to completion.

An eLOMA is a procedure whereby the request for LOMA is filed electronically instead of by mail, making it a much faster process.  We have been authorized by FEMA to use this process.

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