TILLAMOOK COUNTY FLOOD RISK OPEN HOUSE

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Flood Risk Open House to Highlight Changes to Flood Maps in Tillamook County and the Cities of Bay City, Garibaldi, Manzanita, Nehalem, Rockaway Beach, Tillamook, and Wheeler.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) releases preliminary maps for flood areas along the Tillamook County coastline, rivers, and estuaries.
Draft flood map revisions in Tillamook County and what they mean for property owners will be discussed during an open house on April 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Port of Tillamook Bay Officer’s Mess Hall, 6825 Officers Row, Tillamook, OR.
FEMA has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any year. The revised flood insurance rate maps cover properties in Tillamook County and the Cities of Bay City, Garibaldi, Manzanita, Nehalem, Rockaway Beach, Tillamook, and Wheeler. These maps will help community officials and local residents identify flood risks and, when adopted, will be used for flood insurance, land use and development decisions.
At the event, property owners and residents will have a chance to learn about the flood mapping process and what the changes mean for them. Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions about how these maps will impact their property and community.
Tillamook County encourages property owners to examine the preliminary maps, attend the April 3, open house and ask questions about how revisions could affect them. Preliminary maps can be reviewed at the Department of Community Development’s offices at 1510-B Third Street (Fibre Federal Credit Union Building) in Tillamook, or can be provided electronically by request.
Flooding is the nation’s most common and most expensive natural disaster. According to national statistics, homes inside high-risk flood areas have a 26 percent chance of being damaged by flooding over the life of a 30-year mortgage, compared with a 9 percent chance of sustaining fire damage.
More information on flooding and flood safety is available at: www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/ComDev/planning/flood.htm. To learn more about federal flood insurance, visit www.floodsmart.gov.






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