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Meeting Scheduled In March For Citizens To Review Flood Risks In Catawba County

Catawba County residents can see flood risk data at an upcoming meeting. According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, on Thursday, March 7, residents and business leaders in Unincorporated Catawba County and its municipalities will be able to review and discuss the latest update to their flood hazard and flood risk data.

The meeting will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the Catawba County Government Complex in the 2nd floor meeting room at 25 Government Drive in Newton

This public open house meeting will provide an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to see the results of the revised studies and new flood hazard areas. They may also ask questions about the revised studies and the National Flood Insurance Program, and understand the requirements for submitting appeals or comments to the revised studies.

County and municipal employees will be on hand to help residents locate their properties from the flood hazard data and determine their level of flood risk. Representatives from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program will be available to answer questions about the hazard data update process, flood insurance coverage and floodplain management.

Residents also can access the flood hazard data online at http://fris.nc.gov/fris/