The Village of Roselle hosted several informational meetings to review updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that were released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have direct impacts on property owners in Roselle. The Village and several residents provided comments to FEMA concerning objections to the map revision.
In October 2018, FEMA issued responses to public comments. Their responses varied, but did include an acknowledgement that an on-going remodeling effort is being performed by DuPage County based on historical observations that were provided. DuPage County is still working through the remodeling efforts. The Village has remained in communications with DuPage County regarding their efforts, and will have additional information to share regarding this process in the near future.
FIRM Map Adoption – FEMA adopted new Flood Rate Insurance Maps on August 1, 2019. This new map adoption was be based on the maps as presented by FEMA in 2017 and did not take into account any of the remodeling efforts by DuPage County.
DuPage County Remodeling – We are hopeful that the DuPage County remodeling will show positive results and reduced impacts to properties in Roselle. If there are reduced impacts to properties, this information will be provided to FEMA for their review and approval to be removed from the FIRM Maps.