The Worcester County Department of Development Review & Permitting, on behalf of the Worcester County Commissioners, will host a public information meeting and Coastal Flood Risk open house on Thursday, January 16 from 6-9 pm at Stephen Decatur Middle School, located at 9815 Seahawk Rd. in Berlin.
Representatives of the State of Maryland as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and their mapping partners will present the updates to the coastal flood maps, recently released by FEMA , known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The FIRMs indicate flood-prone coastal areas in Worcester County, and insurance companies use FIRMs to determine flood insurance rates for buildings and contents.
Worcester County is required to adopt updated maps to continue participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes flood insurance available to the community. Worcester County residents and property owners are strongly encouraged to learn more about their flood risk and the updates shown on the preliminary maps.
Attendees at the open house can find their property on preliminary flood maps and learn their flood risk, get answers to their questions from county, state and FEMA representatives and learn about flood insurance options from insurance specialists.
All residents and property owners are encouraged to attend. For more detailed information, please visit the Worcester County website at www.co.worcester.md.us or call the Worcester County Department of Development Review & Permitting at 410-632-1200.