2017 Lateral A Map Update


On August 9, 2017, The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a public notice for a proposed Letter of Map Amendment for Lateral A within the City of Lancaster.  The proposed amendment affects Lateral A between the Hocking River and Columbus Street.

Questions or Assistance

Engineering Department
121 E. Chestnut Street
Suite 100
​Lancaster, OH 43130

Schedule for Revisions

​There is a 90 day appeal period that runs from August 16, 2017-November 14, 2017.  FEMA will review all the appeals and then issue a final map.  They expect the map will be finalized by December 2017.

Appeals Process

​Appeals to the maps may be made on the basis of technical or scientific corrections supported by studies or by documented changes to the floodplain.

​A copy of the appeals from along with two copies of the documentation must be submitted to the Lancaster City Engineer, 121 E. Chestnut St, Suite 100, Lancaster OH 43130 by 4 pm on November 14, 2017.

The City of Lancaster only administers the flood maps and is not a party to the mapping process and cannot make changes to the maps.  Only FEMA can make changes to the maps.