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Public Meeting Scheduled For Burke Residents To Discuss Flood Hazard & Risk Data

On Monday, February 19, the residents and business leaders in Unincorporated Burke County, the City of Morganton, and the Town of Drexel will be able to review and discuss the latest update to their flood hazard and flood risk data. The public open house will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Foothills Higher Education Conference Center at 2128 S. Sterling Street in Morganton.

According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, 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, 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 can also access the flood hazard data online at http://fris.nc.gov/fris/.