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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros (630) 407-6706

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Illinois State Water Survey Hosts FEMA Mapping Project Meetings

The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is hosting two meetings on Thursday, July 27, 2017 to present the revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for DuPage County. The first meeting will be for local government officials from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and the second will be a public open house from 4-8 p.m. The open house will be held in the auditorium of DuPage County’s JTK Administration Building (421 County Farm Rd., Wheaton). 

The meeting for local government officials will include presentations on the revised preliminary FIRM and FIS panels, including changes incorporated since they were originally presented in 2015. In addition, during the open house, ISWS, FEMA and DuPage County staff will be available to help citizens locate their properties answer questions. These staff members will offer expertise in engineering, GIS, floodplain mapping, floodplain management, Letters of Map Change, FEMA administrative procedures and flood insurance.

Residents living in or near special flood hazard areas, realtors, insurance agents, developers and representatives of lending institutions are encouraged to attend. In advance of the open house, FEMA has posted digital copies of the revised preliminary FIRM and FIS report materials at www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata.

The open house also marks the beginning of a 30-day public comment period. Comments may either be submitted at the open house or sent to Shelly Fuller, Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7463. All written comments must be received by Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.