MONDAY 5/12: New Flood Maps Explained at County Open House

With the recent release of updated flood maps, Northampton County will hold a Flood Risk Open House 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Department of Social Services building, 5265 The Hornes. The meeting is to inform property owners about their flood risk and their proposed zone on the preliminary maps. Some flood zone areas are changing.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updates to the County’s flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The FIRMs indicate flood-prone areas in Northampton County, and insurance companies use FIRMs to determine flood insurance rates for buildings and contents.  Using interactive flood maps at this meeting, FEMA officials will be available to answer flood risk questions and explain the preliminary maps to the public. Click on to view the changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States; it is vital for property owners to understand their risk, and take advantage of tools and programs available to them, including flood insurance, to help reduce flooding impacts.

Residents with additional questions can contact Peter Stith, Long Range Planner, at 757-678-0443 ext. 545 or [email protected].



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