FEMA sets March 18 Open House for residents to review the maps
The City Council's Housing and Human Needs Committee got an update Wednesday on new FEMA base elevation flood maps for the city, maps that could affect property owners' insurance rates.
David Hiegel, a FEMA representative, reviewed the process to be followed in getting the flood maps to final adoption.
The process includes an Open House on Monday, March 18, from 2pm to 7pm, at the Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park. It's an opportunity for property owners to find out how the revised flood maps might impact them.
"We can look up their address. We'll have staff there to review the maps and answer questions and sort out, with insurance professionals there also, to help sort out the insurance implications," Hiegel said.
Once the new maps are adopted, they will become the minimum requirement for participation in the flood insurance program and for flood plain development permits.