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#07-171 June 18, 2007

Map modernization meetings in Lowcountry June 25-27

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Flood Mitigation Program will conduct a series of Map Modernization scoping meetings for Charleston, Colleton, Georgetown, and Jasper Counties the week of June 25th, 2007.

The Map Modernization Initiative is a 5-year, billion dollar project implemented by the FederalFlood map Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update the nation’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) on a countywide basis. FEMA, the National Service Provider, DNR, and local governments are working together to successfully accomplish the goals of the Map Modernization Initiative, which is to produce an accurate picture of the flood risk, to promote responsible growth and sound floodplain management. County and municipal personnel have been previously invited to a scoping meeting to be held in each of the above-mentioned counties.

Contact the Flood Mitigation Program in Columbia at (803) 734-9103 for more information.

The scoping meeting will serve to educate local officials on the Map Modernization Initiative and their responsibilities in its implementation within their jurisdiction, as well as kick off the scoping phase. Three issues are determined during the scoping phase of the Map Modernization process including the mapping needs of each community, the final budget for the countywide study, and the final scope of work. This will be based on available base mapping information and a list of mapping priorities established at the local level during the scoping meeting.
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