Learn your current flood risk at Georgia’s Virtual Flood Risk Open House
Oconee County’s flood risk information has been revised, and updated flood hazard maps are ready for review. The issued preliminary flood maps will replace outdated studies, some of which are more than 30 years old. Revisions to these mapping products may affect residents and business owners in unincorporated Oconee County, the City of Bogart, City of Watkinsville, Town of Bishop and the Town of North High Shoals. You can view the new preliminary maps to see how your flood risk may have changed, learn how they can affect building and flood insurance requirements and find out what your options are at a Virtual Flood Risk Open House (link below):
Georgia’s Virtual Flood Risk Open House provides information relevant to the proposed changes in flood risks in your community, as well as an opportunity to connect with floodplain management experts from your local jurisdiction, the GA Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In-person virtual meetings are available by appointment only and can be reserved on the website, via the “Connect with Us” page of the Virtual Flood Risk Open House (link above). Appointments will be held between April 19th – April 30th, 2021. Please reserve your appointment between March 29th – April 14th, 2021.
The maps for Oconee County and the Town of Bishop are also on display at Oconee County Planning & Code Enforcement, 1291 Greensboro Highway, Watkinsville, GA 30677, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 706-769-3910, and available on line at www.GeorgiaDFIRM.com. For more information, visit www.oconeecounty.com/floodplain.
The maps for the City of Bogart are on display at 125 Main St, Bogart, GA 30622, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., or call 770-725-7386, and available on line at www.GeorgiaDFIRM.com.
The maps for the City of Watkinsville are on display at 191 VFW Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 706-769-5161, and available on line at www.GeorgiaDFIRM.com.
The maps for the Town of North High Shoals are on display at 260 Hillsboro Road, Bishop, GA 30621, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, or call 706-769-4289, and available on line at www.GeorgiaDFIRM.com.
More up-to-date flood hazard maps ultimately mean a safer, more resilient Oconee County.