Welcome to the official site for FEMA's Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study, the comprehensive storm and wind study of the Great Lakes basin for the purpose of updating the coastal flood hazard information and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Great Lakes coastal communities. Below you’ll find a list of the most recent meetings with their agendas, links to preliminary maps, and presentations. To the left you’ll find additional Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study content.

FEMA created this new, self-guided tutorial on coastal flood mapping that provides important information to coastal communities and their residents. FEMA’s “Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping: A Visual Guide” is a glossary of coastal mapping terms and a companion to the tutorial.

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Please also visit FEMA's Preliminary Flood Hazard Data page and FEMA's Pending and Preliminary Flood Hazard Layer mapping application.

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State of New York Flood Risk Review Meetings

Ontario Work Maps
Here are the meeting materials for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Flood Risk Review Meetings in New York. Please also visit the Lake Ontario Work Map Data Viewer and the associated help document: Using the FEMA Coastal Work Map Data Viewer. Finally, check out the Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping website.

Lake Ontario

Cayuga County
July 24, 2017

Jefferson County
July 25, 2017

Oswego County
July 25, 2017

Wayne County
November 28, 2017
Agenda [.pdf], Fact Sheet [.pdf], FRR Presentation [.pdf]

Monroe County
November 28, 2017
Agenda [.pdf], Fact Sheet [.pdf], FRR Presentation [.pdf]

Orleans County
November 29, 2017
Agenda [.pdf], Fact Sheet [.pdf], FRR Presentation [.pdf]

Seneca Nation
December 6, 2017
Agenda [.pdf], FRR Presentation [.pdf]

Lake Erie

Chautauqua County
December 19, 2017
Agenda [.pdf], FRR Presentation [.pdf]

Erie County
January 18, 2018
Agenda [.pdf], FRR Presentation [.pdf]

Lake Erie Consultation Coordination Officer and Open House Meetings

FEMA invites Lake Erie Shoreline public officials, property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community at upcoming CCO and Open House meetings. The CCO meetings are hosted to provide county officials with an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the one percent annual chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within the county, and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain. During the CCO meetings, any changes in flood risk will be explained and participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the FIRMs and FIS report.

Following the CCO meetings, Open House meetings are hosted for the public to meet with representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, and the process for floodplain mapping within their county. The newly prepared preliminary FIRMs will be on display. See FEMA’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Data page and FEMA’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Layer mapping application for additional information.

Lorain County CCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
CCO 2:00-4:00pm, Open House 5:00-7:00pm
Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park
1800 W Erie Ave
Lorain, OH 44052

Erie CountyCCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
CCO 2:00-4:00pm, Open House 5:00-7:00pm
Erie County Facilities Building
3rd Floor Commission Chambers
2900 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Cuyahoga CountyCCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Thursday, November 30, 2017
CCO 2:00-4:00pm, Open House 4:30-6:30pm
Cleveland Public Library – Martin Luther King, Jr Branch
1962 Stokes Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Lake CountyCCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
CCO 2:00-4:00pm, Open House 5:00-7:00pm
Lake Erie College
Arthur S. Holden Center – Coe Conference Room
391 West Washington Street
Painesville, OH 44077

Ashtabula CountyCCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
CCO 2:00-4:00pm, Open House 5:00-7:00pm
Ashtabula County Courthouse Commissioners Room
25 W. Jefferson Street
Jefferson, OH 44047

Ottawa/Sandusky CountiesCCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Thursday, December 7, 2017
CCO 2:00-4:00pm, Open House 5:00-7:00pm
County Courthouse EOC Meeting Room
315 Madison St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452

Lake Michigan Work Map Meetings

Local officials and technical stakeholders are being invited to community meetings to review and comment on FEMA’s draft coastal flood hazard work maps for the Lake Michigan Shoreline. FEMA’s outreach meetings for the 2017 work maps start in early July.

Each meeting will include a summary of the draft work maps, Q&A, and a breakout for review of community-specific data via printed and online maps. Staff members and officials representing villages, cities, and county government, regional organizations, non-governmental bodies, neighborhood associations, and harbor and shoreline protection engineers are encouraged to attend and to provide feedback within the 60-day comment period.

Link to Map Viewer User Guide to learn more about the Draft Work Maps.

For more information:
KEN HINTERLONG
Senior Engineer, Risk Analysis
FEMA Region 5
312-408-5529
ken.hinterlong@fema.dhs.gov

Additional Information:
Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide: http://www.greatlakesresilience.org/
USACE High Resolution Oblique Aerial Images: https://greatlakes.erdc.dren.mil/

Illinois

Lake County
Monday, July 10, 1:00-3:00pm
Highland Park City Council Chambers
1707 St. Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035

Cook County
Tuesday, July 11, 9:30-11:30am
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Indiana

Porter & La Porte Counties
Wednesday, July 12, 9:30-11:30am
Training Room
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Lake County
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00-4:00pm
Clipper Room
Hammond Port Authority
701 Casino Center Drive
Hammond, IN 46320

Wisconsin

Racine & Kenosha Counties
Wednesday, July 26, 9:30-11:30am
Northside Library Activities Room A
1500 27th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140

Milwaukee County
Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-4:00pm
Bay View Library Community Room
2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Ozaukee & Sheboygan Counties
Tuesday, August 8, 9:30-11:30am
Rocca Meeting Room
Mead Public Library
710 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Manitowoc & Kewaunee Counties
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-4:00pm
Wells Fargo Conference Room – Lakeshore Building
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015

Door County
Monday, August 21, 2:00-4:00pm
Sturgeon Bay Library, JLG Room
107 S 4th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Oconto & Marinette Counties
Tuesday, August 22, 9:30-11:30am
Oconto County Courthouse, Room 1004
301 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 54153

Brown County
Tuesday, August 22, 2:00-4:00pm
Brown County Central Library, Combined Central Meeting Room ½
515 Pine Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Michigan

Mackinac County
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-4:00pm
St. Ignace Public Library
110 West Spruce Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Charlevoix & Emmet Counties
Wednesday, August 9, 9:00-11:00am
Charlevoix Public Library
220 West Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49770

Grand Traverse & Antrim Counties
Wednesday, August 9, 2:00-4:00pm
Torch Lake Township Hall
2355 N US-31
Kewadin, MI 49648

Leelanau County
Thursday, August 10, 9:00-11:00am
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level Community Meeting Room
8527 East Government Center Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Berrien & Van Buren Counties
Monday, August 28, 3:00-5:00pm
St. Joseph Public Library – Norris Room
500 Market Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Allegan & Ottawa Counties
Tuesday, August 29, 2:00-4:00pm
Herrick District Library – Large Meeting Room
300 South River Street
Holland, MI 49423

Muskegon County
Wednesday, August 30, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hackley Public Library – Lower Level
316 West Webster Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

Mason & Oceana CountiesWork Map Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Tuesday, September 19, 9:00-11:00am
Mason County Airport
Conference Room
5300 W. U.S. 10
Ludington, MI 49431

Manistee & Benzie CountiesWork Map Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Tuesday, September 19, 2:00-4:00pm
Manistee County Sheriff’s Office
Training Room
1525 E. Parkdale Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660

Delta CountyWork Map Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Thursday, September 21, 10:30-12 noon
Delta County Board Room
2920 College Avenue
Escanaba, MI 49829

Demonstration Project Presentations from Berrien County, MI and Brown County, WI

The following presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at Demonstration Project Meetings in Berrien County, Michigan and Brown County, Wisconsin in February 2014. Use the links below to view the presentations:

The Presentations above are posted on the Presentations page.

Presentations from State of Lake Michigan Conference and Wisconsin Association of Floodplain Stormwater and Coastal Managers Conference

The following presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at the State of Lake Michigan Conference 2013 and Wisconsin Association of Floodplain Stormwater and Coastal Managers Conference 2013 in October. Use the links below to view the presentations:

The Presentation above is posted on the Presentations page.

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Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Presentation from March 2012

The following presentation related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study was presented at the Wisconsin Coastal Hazards Workgroup and the Wisconsin County Code Administrators Conference in March. Use the link below to view the presentation:

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Presentation from Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference

The following presentation related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study was presented at the Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference in July. Use the link below to view the presentation:

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Presentations from ASFPM 2011 Annual Conference

The following presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) 2011 Annual Conference last week in Louisville. Use the links below to view the presentations:

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Presentations from 2011 NYSFSMA Conference

The following two presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA) Conference on April 28th, 2011. Use the links below to view the presentations from US Army Corps of Engineers and Baird:

The Presentations above are posted on the Presentations page.