Flood Letter To Residents

April 24, 2012

Subject: Flooding and Flood Protection

Dear Lansing Resident:

Your property is in or near the floodplain. We want you to be aware of the hazard and what can be done to reduce flood damage. This letter is being sent to all properties with the main building located in the Special Flood Hazard Area as mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is part of the Village’s effort to save you money by reducing your flood insurance premiums.

The Village of Lansing is implementing a variety of flood protection activities, including periodic cleaning of the ditches and channels, regulating new construction in the floodplain, and preserving flood prone areas as open space. The Lansing Public Library also has information and reference materials on how you can help protect yourself.

If you have experienced water problems in the past, you shouldn't wait for the problem to go away. Here are some things you can do:
Learn about the flood, drainage or sewer backup hazard that you are exposed to.

Read about flood proofing and get more information from the Library on the measures appropriate for your building.
Check out flood insurance coverage. Read this letter’s page on the Village's construction and stream dumping regulations.
Follow these rules and report violations to the Building Department (call 708-895-7193).

Follow Sammy Sandbag’s flood safety tips.
We hope this letter helps you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please call the Village’s Building Department at 708-895-7193.

The Lansing Flood Advisory Committee