By Nicole Bell - bio | email
Today is the last day to file an appeal if you're unhappy with Richmond's revised floodplain map. The map adds several new properties to the city's flood zone area while removing others.
Properties included in the proposed plan are areas, such as Battery Park, that have been affected by flooding since the maps were last updated in 1998. FEMA spent months creating the new maps.
It's unclear how many homes and businesses were added to the zone. Among the areas being added are the Shockoe Creek water shed and parts of Battery Park. But, FEMA wants to take the Reedy Creek area out.
Residents in flood plan areas can buy federally backed flood insurance at a cheaper rate. The city also gets help in the event of flooding.
Again, today is your last day to file an appeal if you're unhappy with Richmond's revised flood map.
To file an appeal contact the city's Department of Public Works.