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Posted on: September 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Flood Maps Are Changing!

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Community officials and FEMA representatives will be on hand to answer citizens’ questions about the maps, the mapping process, and flood insurance.

The Open Houses are scheduled for the following dates, times, and locations:
 

Tuesday, September 25:                                       Wednesday, September 26:

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.                                                        6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

YMCA at Lealman Community Center                    Countryside Recreation Center

5175 45th Street North                                            2640 Sabal Springs Drive

St. Petersburg, FL 33714                                        Clearwater, FL 33761

 

Thursday, September 27:                                     Thursday, September 27:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                                      6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Seminole Recreation Center                                   Seminole Recreation Center

9100 113th Street North                                          9100 113th Street North

Seminole, FL 33772                                                Seminole, FL 33772


During the meetings, residents can locate their property on the new map and talk to members of the project team, flood insurance professionals, and State officials about what their home’s placement on the new map means.

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of the tools and programs available to them, including flood insurance. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study report are used by flood insurance companies to determine flood insurance requirements and costs.

For more information or to access the Pinellas County Flood Map Service Center where you can view the updated map, visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/flooding/fema_firm.htm. You can also speak with a map specialist at the FEMA Flood Map Information eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877-336-2627.

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