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New floodplain maps focus of open house

Monday, July 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI

nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com

FONDA -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold an open house Tuesday to discuss new emergency floodplain maps with county residents.

Residents who live in a flood zone are encouraged to attend in the county annex building between 4 and 8 p.m. Officials will be on hand to discuss the new Montgomery County Digital Flood Insurance Map and the National Flood Insurance Program.

The local map project is part of a nationwide effort to update the county's flood hazard maps. County residents and businesses will be able to make more informed decisions by having up-to-date, reliable, Internet-accessible information about their flood risk on a property-by-property basis.

The maps will also help local officials, engineers, planners and others to determine where and how new structures and developments should be built to maximize safety.

"This is going to affect people financially," Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Jeffrey T. Smith said. "This is a great opportunity for property owners to ask any questions about floodplain management and flood mapping."

There will be no formal presentation at Tuesday's meeting. The public can stop in and discuss the NFIP and the Montgomery County DFIRM, learn how to read the maps, get information about building standards, insurance ratings and premiums and discuss continued flood mitigation efforts.

Any member of the public can access the mapping system online at www.rampp-team.com/ny.htm.

For more information contact Paul Weberg at paul.weberg@fema.dhs.gov or Jason Fenn at jason.fenn@fema.dhs.gov. The NYSDEC floodplain management section, at 402-8185, can answer questions about the mapping and the NFIP in general.

     

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