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January 15, 2010

Map Modernization meetings in Union County Jan. 19

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Flood Mitigation Program will conduct the Post Preliminary DFIRM Community Coordination Meeting as part of the Map Modernization Program for Union County, and its municipalities, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the City of Union Municipal Building, 101 Sharpe Ave.

The Map Modernization Initiative is a five-year, billion dollar project implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to update the nation's Flood Insurance Rate Maps on a countywide basis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (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 had been previously invited to a scoping meeting that was held in the above-mentioned county.

Contact the Flood Mitigation Program in Columbia at (803) 734-9420 for more information on the Map Modernization Initiative.

The Post Preliminary DFIRM Community Coordination meeting will serve to educate local officials on the Post Preliminary Phase of the Map Modernization Initiative and their responsibilities in its implementation within their jurisdiction. The Post Preliminary Phase includes the Appeals Period and Compliance Period in which localities will be required to review their recently updated flood insurance studies and update their current local flood damage prevention ordinance.        

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