Floods of information at two meetings today

September 24, 2012 by  

Later on today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois State Water Survey are asking elected officials and area residents to come and learn more about the Lake County flooding risk.

With two sessions on offer, named the Lake County Floodplain Mapping Open House, officials and the public will have the chance to learn how to find their property using a recently modified digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). They will also be able to view a revised Flood Insurance Study (FIS) in its finalized report form and can scan the various map panels to see if there are any inaccuracies, allowing them to give comment or notify the group of any discrepancies found on the map panels. As part of this afternoon or evening session, guests will also be invited to learn about the ‘National Flood Insurance Program’.

Poster printing and flyer printing may have been used to notify the resident of the community and surrounding areas about this event. This educational session is being held tonight, September 24, at Lake County Central Permit Facility in the 2nd Floor Conference Room located at 500 West Winchester Road in Libertyville, Illinois, a short drive away from Gurnee. The afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm, while the evening event begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome to attend, although registration is recommended. For additional details, please visit the Illinois Flood Maps website or call their office at 217-649-9419 during normal business hours.