Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review in Johnson County, Texas, FEMA announced this week. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment periods.
The 90-day appeal and comment periods will begin on or around April 21, 2022.
Appeals and comments may be submitted through July 20, 2022 for:
- The cities of Cleburne, Mansfield and Venus; and the unincorporated areas of Johnson County
Comments only may be submitted through July 20, 2022 for:
- The cities of Burleson, Godley and Joshua
- An appeal must include technical information, such as hydraulic or hydrologic data, to support the claim.
- Appeals cannot be based on the effects of proposed projects or projects started after the study is in progress.
- If property owners see incorrect information that does not change the flood hazard information — such as a missing or misspelled road name in the Special Flood Hazard Area or an incorrect corporate boundary — they can submit a written comment.
The next step in the mapping process is to resolve all comments and appeals. Once these are resolved, FEMA will notify communities of the effective date of the final maps.
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