Flooding Prevention Information

Flooding affects most of Chicago's suburbs, and Flossmoor, as one of them, has been subject to intermittent flooding. Certain streets and basements have sometimes even been under water. To help educate residents about the dangers of flooding and what they can do to mitigate flood hazards, the Village of Flossmoor has created an informational handbook (PDF).

Additional Flooding Information

Additional information concerning flooding and related topics is available for review at the Flossmoor Public Library, located at the corner of Park and Sterling (across from the Metra Station) and at the Public Works Service Center, 1700 Central Park Avenue. You may also visit the Flood Smart website.

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

Please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 708-957-4100. Village staff can provide guidance and information pertaining to flooding. In addition, staff can answer the following questions concerning the FIRM:

  • Base flood elevation of properties
  • The date of the FIRM
  • FIRM zone of particular property
  • Your community number
  • Your panel number and suffix

Find out if your home is in a flood zone.