A friendly reminder from BNA
The BNA has
arranged a general information session and open forum with a panel of
experts to provide a more thorough understanding of how the FEMA flood
zone changes impact Bridgeton property owners and to determine the best
path for moving forward for affected property owners.
Flood Zone Waiver Forum
Monday, July 16
7 PM @ Portland Yacht Club
1241 NE. Marine Dr. Portland, OR
General information session and open forum with a panel of flood zone experts
Christine Shirley - The State Flood Plain Administrator
Our current understanding:
Doug Morgan - City Flood Plain Specialist with the Bureaus of Environmental Services
Dave Hendricks - Executive Director | Penninsula 2 Drainage District
Representative from West Consulting
Because FEMA has changed the way it defines “the Floodway Line” on the
Bridgeton levee, financial institutions holding mortgages for structures
built on the levee are now requiring property owners to purchase flood
insurance. These changes may lower property values and make it difficult
to buy and sell structures built on the levee.
We need to assess where we are in the process so we can create a cohesive and informed plan.
Each property owner needs to submit completed FEMA LOMR-FW forms to FEMA.
Obtaining a waiver individually by each property owner can be complicated and expensive.
We greatly increase the odds of obtaining a waiver by working with
experts to file a well organized, accurate, complete and consolidated
The Bridgeton Neighborhood Association recommends working with the
experts at West Consultants to streamline the application process.
West Consulting has a thorough understanding of the application
process and information requirements. They have professional connections
with FEMA, the Army Corp of Engineers and the Pen 2 Drainage District.
West Consultants is the most cost effective consulting team
West Consultants can perform the surveys, collect, assemble and usher the forms through the FEMA process.
We can reduce out of pocket expenses for Bridgeton property owners by
splitting the costs of conducting property measurement surveys.
For Bridgeton property owners who choose to participate in the waiver
program there are five components that need to be filed for each
1. Copies of the encroachment permit approved by the Army Corp of Engineers
2. Plat map for each property effected
3. Elevation measurements showing the structure is above the floodway
4. Signature of an authorized engineer
5. Completed LOMR-FW form
If you have started this process please indicate at the meeting
which documentation you may have so we may update our map database, and
help determine which properties are moving forward with obtaining a
Please invite others in the neighborhood who own property with an even
number Bridgeton Road address to help gather information and form a plan
If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to:
Co-Chairs, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association