December 4, 2019
Ottawa County Emergency Management Training Room
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49440
FEMA Flood Map Information Open House
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
This open house will provide residents with an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). Members of the public can review new preliminary floodplain maps for the Lake Michigan shoreline and talk to experts about how the maps can impact communities and property owners. The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the 1-percent-annual-chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within the shoreline areas of the counties and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain. Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are urged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about coastal flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community. Download digital files of the Preliminary FIRMs and FIS report at www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata.