MILLCREEK — At the request of Salt Lake County, the Utah Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are conducting a study of the flood plain areas within the county, including the Neff’s Creek watershed in Millcreek.
Existing flood plain designations have been found to be inadequate and do not encompass the full impact area. It is anticipated the flood plain will be expanded, affecting a number of homes in area. A map of the new draft designations is expected to be available for review later this year.
Residents who currently have a mortgage and live in the FEMA mapped flood plain will be required to purchase flood insurance to protect their property. Those without a mortgage are not required to purchase flood insurance but are highly encouraged to do so.
Once the draft designations are released, public information meetings will be held so residents and property owners can review the maps and obtain details about the proposed changes. In the meantime, more information about insurance options is available at FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program website or FloodSmart.gov.
More information will be posted online at slco.org/townships.