The map panels for Fairfield are 418, 419, 436, 437, 438, 556 and 557.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing revised Flood Insurance
Rate Maps for the shoreline area of Fairfield. The maps are due to become effective in May of
2013. The impact of these new maps may include additions or modifications of special flood
hazard areas, changes in base flood elevations or depths, and flood zone designation changes.

FEMA has published notice of the proposed flood hazard determinations on June 8, 2012 in
the Connecticut Post. The significance of the publication is to start a 90-day appeal period,
beginning June 8, 2012. Any owner or lessee of real property who believes his or her property
rights will be adversely affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations may file an appeal.
The sole basis for an appeal is the possession of knowledge or information indicating that the
proposed flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect. All appeals
must be forwarded by the Town to FEMA during the 90-day appeal period. Anyone with
questions regarding the new mapping or appeals can contact Assistant Planning Director Jim
Wendt at (203) 256-3050 or

The new proposed maps are available for review in the Town Plan and Zoning Office, Sullivan
Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road and can be viewed online at
The web site is for all of Fairfield County. The map panels for Fairfield are 418, 419, 436, 437,
438, 556 and 557.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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