Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flood map modernization open house today

New Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps Issued

Updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps Show Flood Risks Have Changed

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released updated, digital flood insurance rate maps for public review and comment prior to their final adoption. The maps show the extent to which areas throughout Pasco County are at risk for flooding. Flood insurance and building requirements will be determined using these new maps. The new maps replace maps that are up to 20 years old.

Residents and business owners can use the maps to obtain reliable information about their flood risk on a property-by-property basis. The maps also provide flood zone and elevation data to help community planners, engineers, builders and others decide where and how new structures, developments, and remodeling projects should be built. The maps can be viewed online at .

A series of Open House meetings in Pasco County will be held to review the maps and today's will be at Wiregrass Ranch High School from 4:00 to 6:30 PM.

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