September 10, 2020 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host two Flood Map Informational Open House events for Lake County residents on Sept. 22 (4:00 - 7:00 PM) and Sept. 23 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM). These events will provide an opportunity for residents to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). Flood studies and maps provide individuals with more precise information about the flood risks where they live and work. Local, State, and FEMA officials will be available to answer questions about the revised FEMA flood maps and flood insurance in Lake County.
The new preliminary FIRMs may be reviewed at msc.fema.gov. Flood insurance requirements are based on current effective FIRMs.For more information on flood insurance, which is available through the federally-underwritten National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), visit fema.gov/flood-insurance.
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. FEMA’s website is a great source for information for homeowners, renters, and business owners,, with fact sheets about flood insurance, the Risk MAP program, mitigation actions, and more.
During the open house events, residents will be able to learn more about flood risk, get information on potential changes to flood insurance rates or requirements and learn tips on how to mitigate and prepare for future floods. The events will be held in an open house format, which will allow residents to join the meeting at any time during the scheduled hours.
Open House events will occur on:
September 22, 2020: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 959 5882 2363
September 23, 2020: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meeting ID: 951 0930 2682