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Posted on: November 19, 2020

District to Present Updated FEMA Flood Map to Hamilton County Residents

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LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 12, 2020 – Flood risk can change over time due to new development, weather patterns and other factors. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) plans to present a newly developed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps and updated risks to residents and business owners of Hamilton County at a virtual meeting on November 19 at 6 p.m. 

As a cooperating technical partner, the District is assisting with the coordination of FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. Within the program, the District updates flood maps which will involve collecting map risk data, assessing present and future risks, planning for risk and reducing (or mitigating) risk of potential flooding. 

At the November 19 meeting, the District will discuss the newly developed flood hazard areas. The flood hazard areas include regions along the Alapaha River. FEMA Risk MAP flood program is tailored to the needs of each community. Participation in public meetings is encouraged for citizens and community officials to stay up-to-date on the progress of the program. 

The online meeting will utilize webinar technology for visuals and audio. Residents and stakeholders who would like to participate in the meeting are able to register at https://bit.ly/3njhmHf.  A confirmation email with a link to join the online meeting and information about audio options will be sent after registration. For detailed instructions on how to join the webinar, please visit http://www.MySuwanneeRiver.com/Calendar.

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties. 

For more information about the District, visit www.MySuwanneeRiver.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, search @SRWMD.

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