Updated Flood Insurance Rate Map Available for Review; 90-Day Appeal Process Will Begin Soon
Flood risk can change over time, and your community’s updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) shows how the flood risk has changed in your area. The Preliminary FIRMs for Shawano County, Wisconsin, were released for public review on January 10, 2022. These revised flood hazard maps provide detailed, property-specific flood risk information to help residents, business owners, and community officials better understand their flood risk and make informed decisions about reducing flood risk and purchasing flood insurance. The maps are currently available for review on the FEMA Preliminary Data Portal, https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/.
The formal 90-day appeal process will begin soon. During the appeal period, property owners and renters will have the opportunity to review and submit formal comments and appeals regarding the map. For details on the appeal process see Appeals and Comments: Information for Property Owners at Fema.gov.
Submitting an appeal requires some time and effort, so we encourage property owners and lessees to review the updated flood maps now. If you want to submit a formal appeal or comment, contact your local zoning administrator.
All appeals and comments must be submitted to your local zoning administrator.
For questions and additional information on how to use FEMA’s MSC:
Call a Map Specialist at 1-877-336-2627 (1-877-FEMA MAP), 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Central Time