FEMA to hold flood map information open house event

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a flood map information open house for Randolph County on Aug. 23. The open house will provide county residents with an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the one percent annual chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within the county, and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain.

The open house will be staffed with representatives from various local, state and federal agencies who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations and the process for floodplain mapping within Randolph County. The newly prepared preliminary floodplain maps will be on display.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.