Flood plain redefined; FEMA ‘open house’ Sept. 16 clarifies status

NORWICH – Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS-DCE) will host an “Open House” Sept. 16 to display the Chenango County’s new, preliminary flood map, and answer residents’ questions about what the changes may mean for them.

The Open House will take place in the Summit Room of the Eaton Center at 19 Eaton Ave. in Norwich from 5 to 8 p.m.

The new, preliminary flood map is the first to be done on a countywide basis for Chenango communities, and incorporates revised data from the Chenango, Susquehanna and Unadilla Rivers. Since 1972, the county has had nine presidentially declared major disasters, seven of which were flood-related.

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