Monroe Govt. Complex
Hwy. 25 North, Amory
4:40 p.m.-6 p.m.
AMORY - The economic future for the people of Amory and Smithville and points in between could depend on the outcome of flood plain maps that are being revised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A public meeting to review the recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that include base flood information and identification of areas subject to flood hazards within Monroe County will be held Wednesday, May 5, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Monroe County Government Complex on Highway 25 in Amory. It is being billed as an "open house" and people can come and go.
Mayor Howard Boozer said this meeting has great importance for this region as it will be an opportunity for property owners and others to learn more about the flood risks being assigned to properties here.
Monroe County officials have joined Amory and Smithville leaders to oppose the proposed flood maps and an engineering firm has been hired to gather data to support their position that the maps were erroneously drawn. Mayor Boozer said data is already being sent to FEMA and the DEQ to show that the maps are not accurate and should not be adopted as they have been proposed.
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