Preliminary flood maps will be come effective May 2016.  These new maps will "overlay" the previous maps that were effective this past year.  The new maps will be based on coastal flood impact and will overlay the current flood maps based on riverine flood measurments. The good news, these new maps may pull some parcels out of the flood zone.  Contact your insurance carrier to verify current and potential parcel status.  Call me if I can assist you with additonal property issues. 410-829-2781  Christie Bishop, Realtor, GRI