Open House on Linn County’s Proposed Updated Floodplain Maps

The Iowa DNR and the FEMA will host an open house where Linn County residents can view proposed updated floodplain maps.

The open house will be held Thursday, May 30th from 5 to 7 pm at the City Services Center in Cedar Rapids. All Linn County residents are welcome to attend.

The open house will provide an opportunity for property owners to view proposed floodplain maps developed with improved modelling technology through FEMA and the Iowa DNR, learn how their flood risk may have changed and gain a better understanding of flood insurance options available. Residents throughout Linn County are encouraged to attend and learn more about whether new insurance rates or regulatory changes may apply to their property.

Floodplain maps are used for floodplain management, flood insurance ratings, and to identify flood hazards. Insurance companies will use the maps to determine flood insurance rates. Representatives from FEMA and the Iowa DNR will be on hand to answer questions and address residents’ concerns about the preliminary flood maps, which are being updated based on more recent flood studies, hydraulics, and topographic data.

Residents can find more information on this map update project on the DNR’s website.