St. Charles generally has not experienced wide spread damage due to flooding. However, there are local flood hazard areas throughout Kane County. Flooding from the Fox River, Ferson Creek, State Street Creek, 7th Avenue Creek, and Norton Creek usually can be forecast in advance. However, flash flooding along these rivers and numerous tributaries to these waterways may occur suddenly and unexpectedly.
Input Requested from Affected Residents
Jan. 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
A public notice is hereby being issued for a public informational meeting for the 7th Avenue Creek Project. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 21st at the City Hall, 2 East Main Street, City Council Chambers at 7 pm.
All developments within the 100-yr. floodplain (not just construction of buildings, but filling, excavation, fences, etc.) are required to obtain a City of St. Charles Permit. Applications must be made prior to doing any work in a floodplain area. Contact the City of St. Charles Public Works Engineering Division for information at 630-377-4486 or visit the Floodplain page of our website. You may report illegal development activities to the above number as well.
If your home sustained damage from the April/May flooding in our region, be sure to register with FEMA to see if you qualify for federal assistance--even if you have flood insurance or are renting. The deadline to register is July 9. For more information, contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362/(TTY) 800-462-7585 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov. More information is on our Flood Recovery page. Read more »
If your home sustained damage from the April/May flooding in our region, be sure to register with FEMA to see if you qualify for federal assistance--even if you have flood insurance or are renting.