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FEMA hosting open houses in Sarasota County on flood risk map changes

Posted: 5:23 AM, Mar 04, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-04 05:23:54-05
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SARASOTA, Fla. — Residents in Sarasota are invited to attend upcoming open houses that FEMA will host on flood risk map changes.

County and municipality representatives will also be present at the public meetings to help residents learn about their own flood risk, view the newly updated preliminary flood insurance rate maps and learn how individual properties will be impacted by the changes.

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The meeting dates with with city, county and FEMA representatives are:

  • March 4 - Venice Community Center.
    • 326 Nokomis Road, Venice.
    • 4 - 7 p.m.
  • March 5 - State College of Florida, Selby Room, Venice campus.
    • 8000 Tamiami Trail, Venice.
    • 9 a.m. to noon.
  • March 5 - Suncoast Technical College (SCTI), Conference Center.
    • 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota.
    • 4 - 7 p.m.

Additional meetings with Sarasota County staff will take place on:

  • March 12 - South Venice Civic Association Center.
    • 720 Alligator Drive, Venice.
    • 4 - 7 p.m.
  • March 19 - Suncoast Technical College (SCTI), Conference Center.
    • 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota.
    • 4 - 7 p.m.

According to the county, the flood risk changes don't impact hurricane evacuation levels. Information on that can be accessed here.

Click here for more information on the meetings. Property owners can also view an interactive flood risk map here.