Sandy Creek, NY Town Hall

FEMA offers Virtual Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance

Do you know your flood risk?

FEMA is hosting a Virtual Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance to provide residents of the towns of Mexico, Minetto, New Haven, Oswego, Richland, Sandy Creek, Scriba and the city of Oswego in Oswego County with an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about their updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

This will be a joint conversation with coastal communities in Oswego and Cayuga counties. FEMA representatives will be on the phone to answer questions about flood risk, flood insurance, and how to prepare for and protect against flooding.

The Virtual Open House is scheduled for Monday, April 26, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. through Zoom, a virtual conferencing tool. The registration link is: www.oswegocounty.com/FEMACayugaOswego. All are welcome to join. To request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, real-time captioning, or other), please email thomas.song@fema.dhs.gov or FEMA-CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov or call 833-285-7448, FEMA's Civil Rights Resource Line.

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital that community members understand their risk and take advantage of the tools and programs available to them, including flood insurance. Flood insurance companies use the maps and associated Flood Insurance Study report to determine flood insurance costs.

For more information or to access the flood maps, visit https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home. You may also contact a map specialist at the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877-336-2627 or FEMA-FMIX@fema.dhs.gov .