Open House to Discuss New Flood Maps

Delaware County residents are invited to attend an Open House on Wednesday night to learn more about new flood maps.

The Iowa DNR and FEMA are hosting the open house at the Manchester Fire Station from 6 to 8 pm.

These new preliminary floodplain maps will become the basis for local community’s floodplain management measures. Insurance companies will use the maps to determine flood insurance rates for buildings and contents. As a result of these map changes, some buildings throughout Delaware County may – for the first time – be included in a high-risk flood zone known as the Special Flood Hazard Area. This may result in those affect homeowners being required to purchase flood insurance.

The open house will provide property owners an opportunity to view the preliminary floodplain maps and learn how their flood risk may have changed. Representatives from FEMA and the DNR will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns.

Everyone is welcome. Residents with questions can contact the Iowa DNR at 515-725-8352.