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Fenn Center Hosts FEMA Open House for Digital Preliminary Flood Hazard Maps for St. Lucie County March 14

Post Date:03/07/2018 12:56 PM

News Release #81-18slc logo

St. Lucie County 
2300 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982
www.stlucieco.gov 

For more information, contact:
Erick Gill, Communications Division Director             
772-462-1791 / gille@stlucieco.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fenn Center Hosts FEMA Open House for Digital Preliminary Flood Hazard Maps for St. Lucie County March 14

FORT PIERCE – Residents, businesses and property owners in St. Lucie County can see draft preliminary flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas at a public open house on Wednesday, March 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center. 

Flood hazard maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding. When updated maps become effective, they help determine flood insurance and building requirements.
Learn about your risk of flooding and ask questions about what the new maps will mean for your property. You can meet one-on-one with specialists to discuss flood risk, flood insurance, engineering and more. Home and business owners, renters, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, surveyors and insurance agents are encouraged to attend.

The open house date, time and location is:

  • Wednesday, March 14 from 4-7 p.m. 
    Havert L. Fenn Center
    2000 Virginia Ave.
    Fort Pierce, FL 34982

The new preliminary coastal map panels were developed through a partnership between the communities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They are based on updated modeling data and show coastal flood hazards more accurately than older maps. The goal is to inform property owners and the community of their flood risks. Over time, flood risks change due to construction and development, environmental changes, watershed conditions and other factors. Maps are updated periodically to reflect these changes

By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require flood insurance on buildings that are located in areas at high risk of flooding. Standard homeowners, business owners, and renters’ insurance policies typically don’t cover flood damage, so flood insurance is an important consideration for everyone. Flood insurance policies can be purchased from any state-licensed property and casualty insurance agent. Call the National Flood Insurance Program Help Center at 800-427-4661 for more information.

If you need any reasonable accommodations at this open house, please contact Henrietta Williams at 770-220-5311 to make arrangements not later than three days prior to the open house.

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