Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White says local officials decided to repeal the county’s flood insurance ordinance because FEMA could not easily correct floodplain maps. The fiscal court voted unanimously this week to repeal the ordinance that went into effect in August.

White says close to 80 households were incorrectly listed inside the floodplain, forcing those residents to buy insurance, or pay for a survey and file a FEMA map amendment request.


The Lyon County Fiscal Court plans to repeal its flood insurance map ordinance because it’s causing a burden to some homeowners. The ordinance that went into effect in August includes the county for the first time in the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing property owners to get flood insurance and qualify for federal disaster relief.