Meeting dates and locations within FEMA Region III
Risk MAP Coordination Meetings
Initial Risk MAP Coordination Meetings will be held for each coastal county/city in the Region III study area. These meetings will initiate the Coastal Flood Mapping Study for each county/city and engage local stakeholders to ensure that the goals of the study are met. The intent of these meetings is to communicate what is entailed in the Coastal Flood Mapping Study and to solicit input from local officials to ensure that their needs are met in developing updated Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
Storm Surge Results Meetings
Storm Surge Results Meetings were held at five locations within the Region III study area. These meetings provided details and results of the Region-wide storm surge modeling effort conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). These meetings were held in December 2011. The presentation is available for viewing.
Flood Risk Review Meetings
The Flood Risk Review Meeting will be held for each coastal county/city once the coastal wave height analysis is complete and draft floodplain boundaries are created, but before the preliminary maps are delivered to communities. This meeting will be the first opportunity to present coastal base flood elevations and floodplain boundary changes to communities. It is during this meeting that the local communities will have the opportunity to view and comment on the engineering analyses and draft work maps.
Community Coordination Meetings
Once the preliminary maps have been prepared and distributed, a Community Coordination Meeting will be held for each coastal county/city to provide local officials an opportunity to verify the appropriate revisions have been made to previously demonstrated information. This meeting will allow for officials to take ownership of the products, and deliver the results of the project to the local citizenry. The Risk MAP production team will answer remaining questions regarding the study and provide support to local officials in communicating the results and changes to the FIRMs.
Flood Risk Open House Meetings
A Flood Risk Open House Meeting will be held for each coastal county/city. This meeting also occurs once the preliminary maps have been prepared and distributed. The goal of the Flood Risk Open House Meetings is to provide local residents and business owners the opportunity to visit with community/county officials, the state, and FEMA to learn about the new maps and what they mean, what options they have if they are affected and where to find more information.
Meeting updates will also be provided via the email list.