City officials participated in a Consultation Coordination Officer’s Meeting this week with members from Atkins, FEMA and IDNR regarding the Preliminary Revised Floodplain Maps. Anyone interested is urged to review the preliminary maps at
On the left side of the screen under draft flood hazard maps, click the Green “view the maps” box. Then on the right hand side, click the Red “view maps” box. In the drop-down box, select Ida-Preliminary. From there you can pan around the map or utilize the search box to find your property.
Due to COVID-19, there will not be a community meeting regarding the maps, however, anyone with questions will be provided an option to meet electronically, 1-on-1 with an IDNR representative to discuss their property. Please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428 if you would like to be contacted/scheduled a meeting with a IDNR representative.
It is imperative that residents review the maps as soon as possible as we will soon be entering a 90-day appeals period. The official appeals period will be advertised in the Ida County Courier by FEMA and this will identify when the appeals period begins. It should be noted that appeals related to the flood studies and flood hazard information on the floodplain maps must be supported by technical data and can only be submitted to FEMA by the City during the appeals period. Comments such as clerical corrections not related to the flood hazard mapping can also be submitted before or during the appeals period. If you have a question or concern, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428 so we can assist you with determining if it would be a possible comment or appeal. Comments and appeals submitted should be sent to the City so they can be coordinated with IDNR and FEMA.