PUBLIC NOTICE: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY PROPOSED FLOOD HAZARD DETERMINATIONS FOR ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS AND INCORPORATED AREAS
Publish 2 times in the Ellis County Press on Thursday, May 12, 2022 and Thursday, May 19, 2022.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Ellis County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within the Cities of Cedar Hill, Ennis, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Midlothian, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Venus, and Waxahachie and the unincorporated areas of Ellis County.
These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway.
Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the aforementioned communities.
These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information.
This appeal period will commence on the second publication date of this notice scheduled on or about May 19, 2022.
For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/BFEStatus/bfe main.asp, or call the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).
Although no changes have occurred in the flood hazard information for Cities of Garrett, Glenn Heights, and Palmer, a 90-day comment period is being provided to these communities to allow for comments and concerns found within the new/updated FIRM panels and FIS report released on April 13, 2021. This comment period will commence on the second publication date of this notice scheduled on or about May 19, 2022.