City to Host Flood Risk Open Houses

New preliminary flood maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), have been released. The maps were developed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency based on the latest digital mapping technology.

The new flood maps will show (on a property by property basis) the extent to which parcels are currently at risk for flooding, taking into account changes in topography, land use and drainage patterns. If the risk level for a property changes, flood insurance and building requirements change as well.

To learn more about the mapping process, how your flood risk may have changed, and the options available, you are encouraged to attend the Flood Risk Open House meetings hosted by the City of Sandy Springs. Representatives from the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and FEMA will be available at the meeting to help answer questions.

Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: Sandy Springs City Hall Council Chambers, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500

You may stay up-to-date and look up your property on the new map by visiting GeorgiaDFIRM.com. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, City of Sandy Springs staff will be available to assist residents and business owners one-on-one to provide information. Please call 770-730-5600 and ask for Bennett White or Celia Klardie.

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