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January 14, 2009

Map modernization meeting Jan. 22 in Greenville

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Flood Mitigation Program will conduct a Flood Map Modernization Scoping Meeting for communities within Greenville County, at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22. The meeting will be in the Training Room adjacent to Suite 4100 in Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, S.C.

The Map Modernization Initiative, implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2003, was initiated to update the nation’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) on a countywide basis. FEMA, the National Service Provider, DNR, and local governments are working together to successfully accomplish the goals of the Initiative, which are to produce an accurate picture of flood risks, and to promote responsible growth and sound floodplain management.

The Meeting kicks off the Scoping Phase, in which three matters of the Map Modernization process will be determined:

This will be based on each community’s available base mapping data and the establishment of mapping priorities by community officials. County and municipal personnel have been formally invited to the Scoping Meeting, and will be educated on the study and mapping process, as well as their responsibilities within their jurisdiction during the implementation phase.

Contact DNR Flood Mitigation in Columbia at (803) 734-1410 for more information.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina’s natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state’s natural resources and its people.

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