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FEMA to Hold Community Coordination & Outreach Meeting about New Floodplain Maps in Frederick County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a Community Coordination & Outreach meeting for Frederick County residents from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the new preliminary Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps that are being updated to reflect new Base Flood Elevations and floodplain boundaries for affected communities within the county. The meeting
will be held in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street.

The floodplain map revision is a federal process. The county plays no role in establishing federal floodplain maps.

The first half of the meeting is geared toward community officials in order to ensure that the new maps are accurate and to discuss new or amended floodplain ordinance regulations that meet the minimum requirements of the National Floodplain Insurance Program.

The second half of the meeting will provide citizens an avenue to discuss potential flood insurance implications resulting from the new preliminary maps.

The meeting will involve representatives from FEMA, FEMA’s mapping partner, the Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Maryland, and officials from the community.

Residents may view and download the preliminary maps at www.msc.fema.gov. Copies of these maps will be available at the meeting and are also available at the Frederick County Planning and Permitting Offices located at 30 N. Market Street, Frederick.

The meeting will be broadcast live on FCG TV, cable channel 19 and 1085, and webcast at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV.

For more information, contact the FEMA representative, Heather Davis-Jenkins, at Heather.Davis-Jenkins@fema.dhs.gov or 202-262-4330. Or, contact Frederick County Zoning Administrator Tolson DeSa at 301-600-1491 or via e-mail at tdesa@FrederickCountyMD.gov

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