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County to host flood map open house
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Flood map open house

• When: Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

• Where: Effingham County administrative complex

Effingham County and its municipalities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have completed an enhanced digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) and flood insurance study (FIS) for Effingham County and all its municipalities.  

This FIS includes charts and a narrative report of local flooding to be used by permit officials for development in the floodplain.

The enhanced FIS and its preliminary DFIRM will be presented during an open house for the public, to be held on Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the Effingham County Administrative Complex located at 601 North Laurel St. in Springfield.

During the open house, representatives from local government, DNR and FEMA will provide the most current information regarding Effingham County’s flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, floodplain mapping and timeline for DFIRM adoption. The enhanced countywide floodplain maps will be displayed.

Property owners, individuals living in or near the 100-year floodplain, realtors, lenders and insurance agents may find this open house particularly informative. All interested persons are welcome.  

For information, residents of the unincorporated county may contact the Effingham County planning, engineering, and GIS departments at 754-2105. Municipal residents should contact their individual city hall.