• May 16, 2022
 FEMA hosts three virtual Flood Risk Meetings, Educates property owners

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FEMA hosts three virtual Flood Risk Meetings, Educates property owners

In partnership with the City and County of El Paso, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host three (3) virtual Flood Risk Open House presentations to educate affected property owners about their flood risk.

The proposed flood map changes, may impact some residents and property owners. The Virtual Flood Risk Open House presentation by FEMA will highlight the potential impacts of the flood risk to property owners and how and when to purchase flood insurance for their property.

To understand how these flood map changes will affect your property, type the address into the El Paso Flood Map Viewer located on the City website.

“The City encourages El Paso residents and property owners to attend this Virtual Flood Risk Open Houses for comprehensive information on how the maps have changed, what the potential flood map impacts and options are, and how to file an appeal if you disagree with the preliminary flood maps,” city officials added

“The information and data to be provided by FEMA at this open house presentation will assist property owners in making an informed decision on addressing their flood risk and insurance needs.”

The Virtual Flood Risk Open House presentation, with Spanish translation, will be the same at each meeting. The virtual meetings will be on following days and times:

Wednesday, December 16:1  0 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.    |      6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 17:  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To join the meeting, property owners can type the following link into their browser; when prompted, enter in the passcode listed below:

Link:  https://bit.ly/EPCountyOH   |   Passcode: MAPS

You can also join via phone by dialing (888) 475-4499.  Enter in the Meeting Code (913 2710 0032#) and then the Passcode (341063#).

For more information click here. or call (915) 212-1578 or (915) 212-1580 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email UnzuetaJX@elpasotexas.gov or VillalobosOX@elpasotexas.gov.

For questions about flood mapping and flood insurance requirements, call the FEMA Map Information Exchange Customer Care Center at (877) FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627) from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST).

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