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April 8, 2010

Map Modernization meeting in Cherokee County April 14

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Flood Mitigation Program will conduct the Post Preliminary DFIRM Community Coordination Meeting (PDCC) as part of the Map Modernization Program for Cherokee County and its municipalities, at 10 a.m., April 14. The meeting will be held in the Cherokee County Library, Large Conference Room, 300 East Rutledge Ave., Gaffney.
The Map Modernization Initiative is a 5-year, billion dollar project implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update the nation’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) on a countywide basis. FEMA, the National Service Provider, DNR, and local governments are working together to successfully accomplish the goals of the Map Modernization Initiative, which is to produce an accurate picture of the flood risk, to promote responsible growth and sound floodplain management. County and municipal personnel had been previously invited to a scoping meeting that was held in the above-mentioned county.

Contact the Flood Mitigation Program in Columbia at (803) 734-9420 for more information on the Map Modernization Initiative in South Carolina.
The PDCC meeting will serve to educate local officials on the Post Preliminary Phase of the Map Modernization Initiative and their responsibilities in its implementation within their jurisdiction.  The Post Preliminary Phase includes the Appeals Period and Compliance Period in which localities will be required to review their recently updated flood insurance studies and update their current local flood damage prevention ordinance.     

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