IS-1106.A: FEMA Mapping Changes Answers


The first step in the flood mapping process is:

  • Map adoption
  • Scoping or discovery meeting
  • Preliminary map release
  • Data/map development

What is the dividing line between Pre-FIRM and Post-FIRM?

  • The community’s Regular Program entry date
  • The date of a community’s initial Flood Hazard Boundary Map
  • The date of a community’s initial Flood Insurance Rate Map
  • The date of a community’s current Flood Insurance Rate Map

The aqua or blue shaded areas on a DFIRM represent:

  • Special Flood Hazard Areas
  • Unmapped areas
  • Non-Special Flood Hazard Areas
  • Non-participating communities

Properties newly mapped into an SFHA on or after April 1, 2015 are eligible for the Newly Mapped procedure if coverage is effective within _______ of map revision.

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 24 months

What are an insurance agent’s primary rating options when properties are mapped into a Special Flood Hazard Area?

  • The Grandfather Rating Rules and the Newly Mapped Procedure
  • The Preferred Risk Policy and the Specific Rating Guidelines

How long does it take to update a community’s flood map?

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year
  • More than a year
  • Maps are updated every 3 years

FEMA’s Map Service Center:

  • Requires a credit card account to purchase products
  • Provides online mapping products free of charge
  • Ships materials upon receipt of payment only
  • Provides products only to government entities;

A Non-Special Flood Hazard Area is an area in Zone B, C, or X.

  • True
  • False

Following the release of preliminary flood hazard data, there is a:

  • 60-day appeals period
  • 90-day appeals period
  • 6-month appeals period
  • One-year appeals period

The Community Status Book is used to:

  • Provide a listing of participating NFIP communities
  • Locate the Base Flood Elevations in a community
  • Determine the flood zones for each building in a community
  • Explain a community’s Flood Insurance Study

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