Do You Know Your Flood Risk? Upcoming Open House Meetings for Southern Illinois – Metro East Region

Jan 12, 2023 | Advocacy & Policy, Resources

Southern Illinois Residents Invited to FEMA Updated Flood Maps – Open House Meetings January 2023

Everyone should attend an upcoming Flood Risk Open House with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the St. Louis Metro East Region. Especially if your property is currently mapped within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), currently have flood insurance, are in the building industry as a realtor, lender, insurance agent, or are simply not sure and would like to learn more about your updated flood maps.

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This January, meet one-on-one with experts from FEMA and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to learn about your specific flood risk and ways to help prevent flood loss. Some buildings may be included for the first time! Check your property by reviewing the preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).

Preliminary FIRM updates will will determine, in part, if you must buy flood insurance for your property in a high-risk flood area.

Know Your Flood Risk.

FEMA Open House meetings with state and local officials are scheduled in-person January 17-19, 2023 in Madison and Monroe County, Illinois and January 24-25, 2023 in St. Clair County, Illinois. All upcoming Open House meetings are from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

January 17 – Monroe County
The View at 11 South – 1000 Eleven South; Suite 5A, Columbia, IL 62236

January 18 – Madison County
Granite City Township Hall – 2060 Delmar Ave; Granite City, IL 62040

January 19 – Madison County
Wood River Public Library – 326 E Ferguson Ave; Wood River, IL 62095

January 24 – St. Clair County
Clyde C. Jordan Center – 6755 State Street; East St Louis, IL 62203

January 25 – St. Clair County
Caseyville Community Center – 909 S Main Street; Caseyville, IL 62232

For questions, email Abby Monroe or call her at (847)644-0746.

If you cannot attend any upcoming Open House meetings for Southern Illinois, you can contact a map specialist with the FEMA Flood Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at (877)336-2627, email, or chat to answer your questions. Or, contact the Illinois DNR at (217)782-6302.

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