Red River Flood Map Information Open House Meeting - Breckenridge, MN
Richland and Wilkin County Residents Invited to Attend Flood Map Information Open House
Members of the public can drop in to review new preliminary floodplain maps and learn about flood risks in their community.
BRECKENRIDGE, MINNESOTA – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Flood Map Information Open House for Wilkin County on February 20, 2019. The Open House will provide county residents with an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the one percent annual chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within the county, and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain.
The Open House will be staffed with representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, and the process for floodplain mapping within Wilkin County. The newly prepared preliminary floodplain maps will be on display. Once the maps become effective they will be used as the basis for flood insurance as well as local flood protection regulations adopted under the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA also intends that they be used to assist planning processes and outreach efforts to increase resiliency in response to flood and storm events. Details for the Wilkin County meeting are as follow:
WHAT: Wilkin County – Public Open House meeting
WHEN: February 20, 2019 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
WHERE: Senior Citizens Center
225 5th Street S. | Breckenridge, MN 56520
Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are urged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community. Digital files of the Preliminary FIRMs and FIS report can be downloaded at: www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata