CHICAGO – Representatives from FEMA and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual Flood Map Information Open House for communities in Kewaunee County on June 7 and 9, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m. CT. The open house will give residents the chance to review preliminary versions of a recently completed Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the 1%-annual-chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within areas of the county and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain.
Experts at the virtual open house will help residents understand flood risk and flood insurance, floodplain development regulations and the mapping process. Residents can meet with experts one-on-one to view their own addresses on the new maps. They’ll learn about their specific risk and ways to help prevent flood loss.
Once effective, the maps will inform flood insurance rates and local floodplain management rules adopted under the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA encourages public officials to use the maps to assist planning processes and prepare communities to quickly respond to and recover from future events.
WHAT: Kewaunee County virtual Flood Map Information Open House
WHEN: June 7, 2022, 5-7 p.m. CT June 9, 2022, 5-7 p.m. CT
WHERE: Visit www.zoom.com and enter the following: Meeting ID: 160 488 7386, Passcode: KCOH2022
You may also join the meeting by calling 551-285-1373 and entering the meeting ID and passcode shown above. Long-distance charges may apply.
Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community. Digital files of the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report can be downloaded from https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/.
If you need a reasonable accommodation (sign language interpreters, Braille, CART, etc.), please send an email to FEMA-Region5-FloodInsuranceOutreach@fema.dhs.gov at least 48 hours before the event. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill.
For more information, contact the FEMA News Desk at FEMA-R5-News-Desk@fema.dhs.gov.
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