Maryland is the only state in the United States that has not been required to change land records in response to the 2016 flood.
As the water continued to rise, some residents and businesses were forced to move or relocate.
Land records from a number of former farms and plantations, along with some other records, were all damaged or destroyed in the storm.
The state is now working with the Federal Government to make sure the records are accurate and up to date.
The Maryland Land Registry, a state agency that handles the state’s land records, issued an update Tuesday that explains the process that went into updating land records after the storm, as well as the process to correct a record that was created prior to the flood.
It notes that records that were made before the flood are now considered part of the storm records, while those made after the flood will remain in place.
“There were several records that have been updated in this process, including a number that were created before the Flood,” the report states.
“These include a number relating to the state of Maryland prior to, during and after the Flood.
The Maryland Land Office will be working with Federal and State officials to determine how the records were updated prior to and after a major storm event.”
The land registry did not provide any specific timelines for completing the updating process, but the office has a timeline of up to two weeks.
Maryland is not the only storm-hit state that is trying to find new ways to update its land records.
The National Flood Insurance Program announced in October that it will offer a “special flood insurance program” that will pay farmers, ranchers and other owners of properties to replace old records and make them current.
In a statement, the program said it would pay farmers $100 per acre for new records that are not current.
The program will cover records that had been in use for more than 10 years, and records that date back to the first year of ownership.
A spokesman for the program told The Washington Post that farmers who are willing to pay $100 for records that do not exist are being matched by private individuals, so they are not eligible for the flood insurance.
But the program has faced criticism from some Maryland residents, who say the program will benefit a few people who could benefit from an old record, while costing the state a lot of money.
According to the Maryland Land registry, the flood insured more than 4,500 farms and 5,300 other structures and buildings in the state, as of October 6.