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2019 FEMA Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

FEMA Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Saline County, Arkansas

On October 30, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided your community with Preliminary copies of the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for the Unincorporated Areas of Saline County, Arkansas. FEMA has posted digital copies of these revised FIRM and FIS report materials to the following website:

You can view copies of the FIRM or FIS on the FEMA website or in person in the office of the Saline County Flood Plain Manager at the Saline County Complex, located at 215 N. Main St., Benton, AR 72015.

The Preliminary revised FIRM and FIS report include proposed flood hazard information for certain locations in Saline County.

These proposed flood hazard determinations, if finalized, will become the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community must adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA will publish notice of the proposed flood hazard determinations in the Saline Courier on or about April 12, 2019 and April 19, 2019.

Before the determinations go into effect, FEMA will provide the community with a 90 day period to appeal the flood hazard information presented in the FIRM and FIS report. The 90 day appeal period will follow the second publication in the Saline Courier. Anyone who believes their property will be adversely affected by the proposed determinations may file appeals with The Saline County Flood Plain Manager, Pam Wright,, 501-303-5653.

Saline County will accept appeals until July 15 and at that time will forward any appeals it receives to FEMA for review. It’s important to note that the basis for appeals is the possession of knowledge or information indicating that the proposed flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect.