~ The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps to the City of Springfield on November 18, 2022 and June 2, 2023. This is part of a nationwide effort to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce those risks.

Stormwater Engineer Chris Dunnaway explains that "FEMA began the process to update the community's flood risk maps in 2015. This has been a long process, but is well worth the work that went into it. These maps are based on newer data and more detailed hydraulic models and are an important tool to help communicate flood risk."

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Residents are encouraged to review the current revisions by visiting the web review map at: and searching their address or calling the Citizen Resource Center at 417-864-1010 for assistance.

A 90-day appeal period has begun on December 6 for government agencies and citizens to review and submit appeals to proposed Greene County Flood Insurance Rate Maps if they believe their new flood designation is scientifically incorrect. All appeals must be submitted by March 5, along with supporting data and documentation, addressed to Chris Dunnaway at P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65802. Certification of data by a registered professional engineer or licensed land surveyor may be required for some appeals.

The City anticipates the maps to become effective in the fall of 2024. For questions or concerns regarding the proposed floodplain map updates, contact Chris Dunnaway at 864-1876 .

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