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FEMA Virtual Flood Map Information Open House

City of Mankato and City of North Mankato Residents Invited to Attend Flood Map Information Open House

 

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

 

MANKATO, MINNESOTA – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a virtual Flood Map Information Open House for cities of Mankato and North Mankato, Minn., on Thursday, June 10. The virtual open house will provide county residents with an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the one percent annual chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within the county and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain.

The virtual open house will be staffed with representatives from various local, state and federal agencies who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations and the process for floodplain mapping within cities of Mankato and North Mankato. The newly prepared preliminary floodplain maps will be available to review during the meeting. Once the maps become effective, they will be used as the basis for flood insurance as well as local flood protection regulations adopted under the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA also intends that they be used to assist planning processes and outreach efforts to increase resiliency in response to flood and storm events. Details for the virtual meeting are as follows:

WHAT:            City of Mankato and City of North Mankato virtual Flood Map Information Open House

WHEN:            June 10, 2021 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

WHERE:          Virtual Zoom Meeting: 

 

Property owners, Realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are urged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community. Digital files of the Preliminary FIRMs and FIS report can be downloaded at: www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata

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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