The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
Region III, and state officials will hold a Community Coordination &
Outreach meeting for Frederick County residents from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on
Tuesday, Nov. 27. They will share a presentation
during the first hour and leave time for questions about the draft flood maps
to see where identified flood risk may be changing. The meeting will be
held in the third floor meeting room of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street.
Frederick County received an updated Flood Insurance Study report and Flood Insurance
Rate Maps (FIRMs) with information on how the county is impacted by findings from a recent study. During the Community Coordination & Outreach meeting, FEMA will discuss the new maps, what they mean for communities and what actions need to be taken to update ordinances based on the new flood maps.
Officials will examine new study areas, discuss how the analysis and mapping have changed since previous FIRMs, and work collaboratively to ensure that the needs of the community and its partners are met.
A new web app -- www.tinyurl.com/FloodPlainUpdate -- allows easier access and review of the data. Residents can click on a grid of Frederick County for a link to the Preliminary FIRM documents. As they zoom in, more data will
appear. They can use Layer List Icon (looks like three stacked squares)
on the top left to turn layers on and off.