As we head into late spring, flooding becomes a potential threat. At times flooding can be predicted days in advance, giving ample warning for preparation and evacuation. There are also warnings for conditions that may create flash flooding which are released from the National Weather Service.
As the weather warms up, we will start to see severe storms in St. Charles. It’s a good idea to know what to do before the weather turns bad.
The National Weather Service recognizes March 11-15, 2019, as Flood Safety Awareness Week in Illinios. To reduce damages on property that is susceptible to flooding:
FEMA 90-Day Appeal Period for City of St. Charles Flood Hazard Determination Maps
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a public notice regarding the start of the 90-day appeal period for the proposed flood hazard determinations maps. The maps include portions of the City of St. Charles, generally the areas around the 7th Avenue Creek, 7th Avenue Creek Tributary and portions of the Fox River.
Contact information (Name, Address, Phone, Email), specific location and identification of item being appealed, scientific or technical data to support your appeal.
All appeals should be submitted in writing by December 1, 2017, to allow the City adequate time to review and incorporate as appropriate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Any owner or lessee of real property who believes his or her property rights will be adversely affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations.