Digital copies of the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report materials are on FEMA’s website at https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload. Select State of Illinois and Kane County on the drop-down menus. If you don’t have access to the internet, please contact the St. Charles Public Works Department at 630-377-4486 to set up an appointment to view a hard copy.
FEMA 90-Day Appeal Process
For a complete listing of the Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps visit https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/5270aa93d5b892c8420248bc8f40a1ee...(EAP)+Criteria.pdf.
In general, the sole basis for appeals is the possession of knowledge or information indicating that the proposed flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect. Only appeals of the proposed flood hazard determinations supported by scientific or technical data can be considered before FEMA makes its final flood hazard determination at the end of the 90-day appeal period. However, FEMA also will consider comments and inquiries regarding data other than the proposed flood hazard determinations (e.g., incorrect street names, typographical errors, omissions) that are submitted during the appeal period, and will be incorporate any appropriate changes to the FIRM and FIS report before they become effective.
Contact information (Name, Address, Phone, Email), specific location and identification of item being appealed, scientific or technical data to support your appeal.
The Preliminary FIRM and FIS report include proposed flood hazard information for certain locations in the City of St. Charles. This may include additions to or modifications of Special Flood Hazard Areas, the areas that would be inundated by the base (1-percent-annual-chance) flood; base flood elevations or depths; zone designations or regulatory floodways.
All appeals should be submitted in writing by December 1, 2017, to allow the City adequate time to review and incorporate as appropriate.
Any owner or lessee of real property who believes his or her property rights will be adversely affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations.
All appeals must be made in writing to:
City of St. Charles
Attn: Karen R. Young, P.E., CFM
Assistant Director of Public Works – Engineering
Two East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Or Via email to email@example.com
As required by FEMA, the City of St. Charles will be collecting all appeals and submitting the information as appropriate to FEMA as part of one larger package.