Do you live in a flood-prone area?
If so, you don't want to miss a community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 to discuss the redrawn FEMA flood maps and how the changes impact you.
Take a look at the proposed Draft Flood Insurance Rate maps for Petaluma
Some homes in along Payran Drive continue to be in the flood plain and several downtown areas have been addded, which means they are now required to have flood insurance.
Additionally, Plaza North and South shopping centers are now mostly in the flood plain designations, along with some homes south of the Adobe Creek Golf Club and and some homes near Sonoma Mountain Parkway.
The new map is still preliminary and has not yet been officially adopted. Petaluma officials encourage residents and business owners to review the proposed flood map to learn about local flood risk and identify any concerns or questions about the information provided.
Then starting next month, property owners whose homes are in the flood plain will be able to submit appeals and comments.
The August 21 meeting will be held 6-8pm at the Lucchesi Community Center.