New Primary Frontal Dunes Fact Sheet Available from FEMA

The FEMA Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Risk
Analysis Branch is pleased to announce the new Primary
Frontal Dunes Fact Sheet
is now available in the FEMA Library:


The Primary Frontal Dunes Fact Sheet highlights general information about
primary frontal dunes (PFDs) as well as how FEMA assesses and accounts for PFDs
during their coastal flood hazard mapping studies. This fact sheet also defines
common terms related to coastal flood hazard mapping studies and provides informative
links on

Since they are the first line of defense
to coastal flooding and subject to erosion from coastal storms, PFDs are
typically mapped as Coastal
High Hazard Areas
with mandatory flood insurance requirements and enhanced
development standards (also known as VE
). The fact sheet also includes information on how communities can
request a change to the PFD delineation on their flood maps via the Letter
of Map Revision (LOMR)