Floodplain Re-Mapping Information

Flood Insurance Rate Map Appeal Overview

The Village of Roselle hosted an informational meeting in July 2017 to review updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that were released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and had direct impacts on property owners in Roselle. This meeting was followed by the FEMA comment period, during which the Village and several residents provided comments to FEMA concerning objections to the map revision. Included in the comments were some historical observations concerning the September 13, 2008, storm event.

In October 2018, FEMA issued responses to public comments. Their responses varied, but did include an acknowledgement that an on-going remodeling effort is being performed by DuPage County based on the historical observations that were provided. DuPage County is still working through the remodeling efforts. The Village has remained in communications with DuPage County regarding their efforts, and will have additional information to share regarding this process in the near future.

Upcoming Developments

  • FIRM Map Adoption – FEMA will adopt new Flood Rate Insurance Maps in early 2019. This new map adoption will be based on the maps as presented by FEMA in 2017 and will not take into account any of the remodeling efforts by DuPage County.
  • DuPage County Remodeling – We are hopeful that the DuPage County remodeling will show positive results and reduced impacts to properties in Roselle. If there are reduced impacts to properties, this information will be provided to FEMA for their review and approval to be removed from the FIRM Maps. We anticipate having additional information from DuPage County to share on this at the public meeting in January. 
  • Public Meeting February 2019 – The Village of Roselle and DuPage County will be hosting a public meeting at Village Hall on February 21, 2019, starting at 6:00 p.m. to provide an update on the FIRM map adoption, DuPage County Remodeling efforts and answer questions. (This meeting was initially scheduled for January 22, but was canceled due to hazardous weather conditions.)

Additional Documents

August 15, 2017: Village's letter to FEMA Requesting a re-study of the Springbrook Creek and Meacham Creek watersheds
July 18, 2017: Village's Letter to Affected Residents Regarding Public Comment Period