The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating its mapping for all of St. Louis County, which the City of Wildwood must adopt to remain a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These maps represent the first major update since August 2, 1995, and contain much more accurate engineering information, such new flood studies and topographic data. In some cases, the updated maps now identify greater or lesser impacted land areas. The new FIRMs and associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) are available for public review at Wildwood City Hall during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The maps are also available for review by clicking the link below.
The new maps are scheduled to go into effect on February 4, 2015. Any general questions or concerns can be directed to the City’s Floodplain Administrator, Ryan Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, any specific mapping questions or concerns can be directed to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Floodplain Management Section Engineer, Scott Zeller, at email@example.com.