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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