LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 4, 2023 – Residents of the Alapaha and Aucilla watersheds – which includes portions of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison counties – are being given another opportunity to review the new preliminary flood-risk maps before they go into effect next year.
Two meetings are scheduled for this month to allow residents to ask questions regarding their property’s flood-risk status and review the proposed changes. Maps are revised periodically to educate and assist property owners with updated and current information on their risk of flooding.
A meeting to review the Aucilla flood maps will take place in Greenville on August 16, at the Greenville Senior Center (166 SW Onslow Street). This watershed includes parts of Jefferson and Madison counties. The following night, on August 17, a meeting will take place at Jasper Civic Center (1129 NW 4th Street, Jasper) to review the Alapaha flood maps.
Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Residents can arrive any time before 8 pm as there is not a scheduled presentation.
Representatives from the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on hand to discuss the ongoing development of flood risk maps for the region.
The District is seeking to inform residents, along with city and county officials, of the new preliminary flood risk maps. The preliminary maps are expected to become effective next year.
For those who cannot attend in-person, an online option is available at www.SRWMDfloodreport.com/virtual. The information to be presented at the August 16 and 17 meetings is also currently available at the link.
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.
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