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Flood insurance program is topic for Oct. 14 meeting

The flood insurance rate map will be a topic for a meeting Oct. 14 with city, county and federal officials.

Those attending the meeting will include Dawson County and city officials, representatives of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and Stantec Consulting Services Inc.. They will discuss the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map for Dawson County and incorporated areas.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency administers the National Flood Insurance Program. Once a flood prone community enters the insurance program, individual property owners are able to take advantage of a federally subsidized insurance rate in order to protect themselves from loss by flooding.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Dawson County Courthouse, County Board Room. Representatives of civic organizations, lending institutions and insurance companies, and owners of real property are encouraged to attend.

Details of the new flood insurance study, floodplain management and the official FIS appeals process will be discussed. People attending the meeting will have the opportunity to discuss changes in the preliminary flood insurance study and flood insurance rate map.

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