State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are being updated. Preliminary maps and representatives of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and representatives of local government are scheduled to be available during an Open House scheduled July 29, 2013, 6:00 PM at the Waukesha Expo Center to present preliminary Waukesha County flood map changes.
I encourage everyone to attend. The last time maps were updated, I received calls from very angry people. People were unaware their property was in a flood plain. They said their property never flooded and they were located in a flood plain after the maps were published, resulting in problems selling property and costly flood insurance.
There is not a thing that can be done after the maps are finalized. Now is the time for conversation with FEMA representatives and other representatives. FEMA representatives will go back to Chicago and good luck finding them at the time you surprisingly learn your property is in a flood plain.
Now is the time to view your property on the map, view surrounding properties, view property you may be interested in during the future, and understand flood plain boundaries.