After the preliminary FIRMs are issued, a series of Public Open Houses will be held by FEMA during which community officials and the public can ask questions and provide their comments about the maps. Once scheduled, the times and dates of all meetings will be posted on this website under the “Meetings/Material”.
FEMA also provides a 90–day appeal period for all new or modified flood hazard information on the preliminary FIRM. Interested parties can submit scientific or technical information that proves the flood hazard information is not correct through the end of the appeal period. Learn more at Map Adoption Process page.
Once FEMA has sent municipal officials the proposed Flood Hazard Designation notice, which will be published in local newspapers as well, the 90-day appeal period begins. Comments on other aspects of the FIRM such as road name and corporate limit changes will also be accepted. Residents should submit their comments/appeals to the municipality to be reviewed and forwarded to FEMA.