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June 23, 2010

Map Modernization meeting in Darlington County June 30

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Flood Mitigation Program will conduct the Post Preliminary DFIRM Community Coordination Meeting (PDCC) as part of the Map Modernization Program for Darlington County and its municipalities, at 1 p.m., June 30, 2010. The meeting will be held in the Pavilion at Lawton Park, 716 Prestwood Drive, Hartsville.
           
The Map Modernization Initiative is a 5-year, billion dollar project implemented by the Federal 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 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.
           
The PDCC 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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