Preparing for the worst

Flood MAP program manager explains process of updating maps, which will be effective in 2024

At the February 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body announced they would be challenging the updated flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency over discrepancies and inaccuracies.

According to Risk MAP Program Manager Maddie Pluss, since the release of the draft maps in 2020, the Town of Saratoga had not reached out to FEMA before now.

The FEMA Flood RISK MAP Program is an effort to update flood hazard information for communities across the nation. The agency recognizes communities have outdated information and paper maps which can be difficult to use...

 

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