FEMA – Flood Risk Information Open House

Kalamazoo County Flood Risk Information Open House Scheduled

The public is invited to review preliminary floodplain maps and learn about flood risk in their community.

CHICAGO—Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will host an online Flood Risk Information Open House on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 5:00 PM–7:00 PM. The event will be presented using the Zoom teleconferencing service and will provide residents an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood information, delineate areas subject to significant flood hazards within the county, and offer information public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain. The updated floodplain maps are limited to the portion of Warren County within the Little Miami River Watershed.

The Open House will be staffed with representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies who will provide information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, and the floodplain mapping process. The preliminary floodplain maps will be available to review online during the Zoom conference and through FEMA websites. Once the maps become effective, they will be used by floodplain permit officials, builders and developers, lenders, realtors, insurance agents, and the general public to determine flood risk, develop mitigation measures, and encourage wise and responsible risk management decision-making. Meeting information follows:

Kalamazoo County, MI – Flood Risk Information Open House

Tuesday June 15, 2021

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Visit www.zoom.com and enter the following meeting ID and passcode. This requires registering for a free Zoom account.

Meeting ID: 988 8650 5324
Passcode: Kalamazoo

You may also call into the meeting using one of the following telephone numbers and entering the meeting ID and passcode shown above. Long-distance charges may apply.

+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

FEMA leads the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation to reduce the loss of life and property and support a culture of readiness for all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other major incidents. For more information, contact the FEMA Region 5 News Desk at FEMA-R5-news-desk@fema.dhs.gov or (312) 408-4455.

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