DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review in Ellis County, Texas. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment periods.
Appeals and comments may be submitted from May 18, 2022 through Aug. 16, 2022:Appeals and comments for cities of Oak Leaf, Red Oak and Waxahachie; and the unincorporated areas of Ellis County Comments only for the City of Palmer
Appeals and comments may be submitted from May 19, 2022 through Aug. 17, 2022:Appeals and comments for cities of Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Midlothian, Ovilla, Pecan Hill and Venus Comments only for the City of Glenn Heights
Appeals and comments may be submitted from May 22, 2022 through Aug. 20, 2022:Appeals and comments for the City of Ennis Comments only for the City of Garrett
The next step in the mapping process is to resolve all comments and appeals. Once these are resolved, FEMA will notify communities of the effective date of the final maps.
The preliminary maps may also be viewed online:
For more information about the flood maps:
There are cost-saving options available for those newly mapped into a high-risk flood zone. Learn more about your flood insurance options by talking with your insurance agent or visiting https://www.floodsmart.gov.