Okaloosa flood insurance map feedback sought

CRESTVIEW — The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for Okaloosa County.

Before determinations shown on the preliminary map are effective, there is a 90-day period provided for appeals. The period began Feb. 22 and ends May 22. Appeals must be filed on forms provided at http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/meetingdocuments.html. (Click on “Property Owner Appeal Petition Direction and Form.")

Owners of properties within incorporated areas should contact their city or town government.

See the Northwest Florida Water Management District website, http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/, for more information on properties in a flood zone or those with a changed flood designation.