Appeals of the data presented in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) released for Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass Counties on February 17, 2022 are now being accepted by the communities in those counties. Appeals must be submitted to FEMA by January 3, 2023.
Technical information or comments on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and the FIS report may be submitted at any time prior to January 3, 2023. These flood hazard determinations may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway shown on the FIRM and within the FIS report. Comments on other aspects of the FIRM and FIS report will also be considered.
Lessees and owners of real property are encouraged to review the FIRM, FIS report, and related
materials. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Any submitted data or objections provided which demonstrate that proposed flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect and that satisfy the data requirements defined in 44 CFR 67.6 are considered appeals. All other submitted data or objections are referred to as comments. All submitted information will be considered in finalizing the FIRM and FIS report. Information must be sent directly to the community contacts that can be found at this link. Individuals providing information who have been determined by FEMA to meet the criteria of “appellant” as articulated in 44 CFR 67.5 will be sent a copy of the resolution letter, which names them as appellants. Individuals who provide only comments may not be notified.