The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is revising the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Arcade Creek in Sacramento County. The revision will enlarge the floodplain and increase the 100-year flood elevations by up to more than 2 feet. A number of properties are being added to the floodplain for the first time and property owners may be required to obtain flood insurance by their mortgage companies. The 100-year flood elevations will also increase for properties already in the floodplain and these properties may see the cost of flood insurance go up. It is expected that the revised FIRM will become effective sometime in mid-2023.
FEMA provides an opportunity to appeal the changes to the floodplain map and 100-year flood elevations during a 90-day period starting on October 6, 2022. It should be noted that FEMA will only consider appeals based on scientific or technical data that would affect the flood maps and 100-year flood elevations, however FEMA will consider comments on other data such as typographical errors, incorrect street names, and other omissions. For information on the statutory 90-day appeal period, as well as copies of the FIRM panels please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Mapping and Insurance Exchange toll free at 1-877-336-2627.
Both Sacramento County and the City of Citrus Heights will hold a public meeting to discuss the changes to the flood maps. Representatives from FEMA will attend to present an overview of flood insurance options and answer questions. Representative from the County will be available to provide information and discuss specific changes to the flood map at your property.
PLACE Citrus Heights Community Center
ADDRESS 6300 Fountain Square Drive
DATE Monday, 14 November 2022 at 6:00 pm
The revised FIRM Panels for the areas within the Unincorporated Sacramento County are provided in the links below.