The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have officially begun the 90-day appeal process for the preliminary updated, digital flood hazard maps which were released in October 2011. This appeal process ends August 1.
The maps show the extent to which areas throughout Roswell are at risk for flooding. Used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements, the new maps will replace maps that are up to 13 years old.
These proposed flood hazard determinations, if finalized, will become the basis for the floodplain management measures that the city must adopt to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The city of Roswell has compiled information for residents on its website. Any appeals from Roswell residents should be directed to Alice Champagne, Water Resources Manager, at 770-641-3707 or