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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a series of open houses to help citizens review Preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). All Sarasota County residents are invited to attend one of the upcoming public meetings with FEMA, county and municipality representatives to learn about flood risks, view the newly updated preliminary flood insurance rate maps, and learn how individual properties will be impacted by the changes. Realtors, mortgage lenders, surveyors and insurance agents are among those in the community who are also encouraged to attend. Property owners can  view the interactive Flood Risk Map to see if their property may be impacted. These flood risk changes do not impact hurricane evacuation levels, which can also be verified by visiting scgov.net

Public meetings with city, county and FEMA representatives will be held at the following dates and locations:

March 4

Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Road, Venice, 4-7 p.m.

March 5

State College of Florida, Selby Room, Venice campus, 8000 Tamiami Trail, Venice, 9 a.m.-noon. 

Suncoast Technical College (SCTI), Conference Center, 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota, 4-7 p.m.     

March 12

South Venice Civic Association Center, 720 Alligator Drive, Venice, 4-7 p.m.

March 19

Suncoast Technical College (SCTI), Conference Center, 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota, 4 - 7 p.m.

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