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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Map of Lake Christine Fire Flood Paths and Resolution Declaring an Emergency

Lead Agency on Lake Christine Wildfire - Eagle County Emergency Management:

Lake Christine Fire Information  

Unofficial, but very informative, site that consolidates Lake Christine Fire and Flood Information.

Eagle County Wildfire Flood Risk Letter:

for residents who are requested by their flood insurance carrier to waive the 30-day waiting period. Recognizing the fire is not yet contained, this letter only provides a date and recognition by Eagle County that property is at risk. Underlined bullet point 4 below directly relates.

Flood Insurance Information may be obtained by visiting:  

Is there a 30-day waiting period?

Typically, there’s a 30-day waiting period from date of purchase until your policy goes into effect. Here are the exceptions:

  • If a building is newly designated in the high-risk Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and you purchase flood insurance within the 13-month period following a map revision, there is a 1-day waiting period.
  • If you purchase flood insurance in connection with making, increasing, extending or renewing your mortgage loan, there is no waiting period.
  • If you select additional insurance as an option on your insurance policy renewal bill, there is no waiting period.
  • If a property is affected by flooding on burned federal land and the policy is purchased within 60 days of the fire-containment date, there may be no waiting period. Waiving of the waiting period is determined at the time of claim.

Taken from FEMA Flood Smart web page:

View the Town of Basalt Resolution Declaring an Emergency  here.     

Town of Basalt update from July 10, 2018 Meeting - Click on Item 2 of the Agenda:

This link will take you to the map from the Community Meeting of July 22, 2018.

This map indicates potential flood paths following the Lake Christine Fire.

View an Updated map of potential flood areas here.

View Updated Map posted 07/23/18 Here...
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