Property owners and community residents are invited to discuss the potential impacts of and provide feedback on the FEMA proposed community flood map revisions from their recently completed study along the lower Payette River.

An Open House will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Carberry Elementary, 1950 E. 12th St. The evening will showcase Gem County’s plans to reduce flood risks and to build a stronger and safer community. It will also show ways to protect your family, home and business from flood damage.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the community is encouraged to attend.

FEMA’s preliminary maps identify the areas that have a one percent chance of flooding in any year. This will help residents and county staff find areas with a risk of serious flooding.

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Once the new flood maps have been adopted, they will dictate flood insurance prices for federally-backed mortgages.

Information from these maps will also be used to inform hazard mitigation plans and land use and development decisions.

You can learn more about federal flood insurance at floodsmart.gov.

If you can’t attend the Open House, send your questions to Gem County Development Services, 109 S. McKinley, Emmett, ID 83617 or jkharrl@co.gem.id.us, including your name, address, parcel number (if available), mailing address (if it is different), email address and phone number.

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