The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), publishes Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that identify areas of flooding known as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Published FIRMs are updated by FEMA about every 10 years. The most recent FIRMs for Lee's Summit were published on January 20, 2017.
The City of Lee's Summit participates in the NFIP to allow flood insurance protection for property owners. A property must be located within an NFIP-participating community in order to be eligible for flood insurance.
If a resident or business feels their property has been incorrectly included in the SFHA, they can visit FEMA's LOMA website to determine how to request a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA).
FEMA's Flood Map Service Center provides electronic FIRMs for public use, as well. The City has prepared step-by-step instructions to aid residents and businesses in finding a property on FEMA's Flood Map Service Center.