How long before a flood map becomes effective would you expect a local surveyor to know about the impending change?
Probably depends on how 'wet' is their territory.
Depends on how frequently they work with FIRMS in a specific region. I knew a few years ahead of time on the planned change for one. It is a terribly prolonged process.
I don't believe that it's our job to know everything about everything that might possibly impact someone's development plans. You can provide a higher level of service if you do, but do you get paid for all that extra effort?
I think that everybody got that call Thadd.