Representatives with Sheridan County, the City of Sheridan and FEMA were on hand for a public meeting Tuesday to discuss the soon to be adopted flood insurance rate maps. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter as there and has the story.
Along with the adoption of the FIRM maps, the county and incorporated towns are in the process of adopting new or updated Flood Plain Management regulations. The maps, along with the Flood Insurance Study, are used by Sheridan County and the incorporated communities to manage activity within flood plain areas.
Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger explains what the major difference will be with the new FIRM maps.
Liesinger says that the new baseline elevation data will make the insurance rate process much more streamlined.
The county is currently using the information from the new FIRM maps even though they won't officially go into effect until January 16, 2014.