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 Jeffersonville and Clark County, Indiana and Incorporated Areas. 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 Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that Jeffersonville is required to either adopt or shown evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. 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 www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).
Copies of the old FIRM and the new preliminary FIRMs are available for review at the Jeffersonville Building Commissioner’s Office, City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville or on the City’s website at http://www.cityofjeff.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=304&Itemid=333. (www.cityofjeff.net, Floodplain Management link from the Government dropdown menu).