The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has notified Lancaster County and the City of Lincoln of proposed modifications to the base flood elevations for the Little Salt Creek floodplain in north central Lancaster County. The Base Flood Elevation Notice of Studies was published in the Lincoln Journal Star on November 6 and 13.
The modifications impact individual property owners in different ways. Property owners will have 90 days (until February 11, 2012) to appeal following the second date of publication if they believe they are adversely affected by the base flood elevation determinations and have knowledge or information that the proposed base flood elevations are scientifically or technically incorrect.
Appeals should be made to Ben Higgins, Public Works and Utilities Department, 555 S. 10th St., Suite 203, Lincoln, NE 68508. The appeals will be forwarded to FEMA along with a recommendation from the City.
FEMA must receive all appeal information within the 90-day appeal period. For more information, visit http://lancaster.ne.gov/commiss/flood/.