FEMA to hold flood risk open house on November 29

Do you know your flood risk? FEMA is hosting an Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance. If you live in the towns of Brighton, Greece, Hamlin, Irondequoit, Parma, Penfield or Webster, or the city of Rochester, this is a chance to learn more about your updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA representatives will be there to answer questions about flood risk, flood insurance, and how to prepare for and protect against flooding.

The Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in-person at the Irondequoit Library at 1290 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617. All are welcome to join.

To request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, real-time captioning, or other), please email Michael.Foley3@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. Community members must know their risk and use the tools and programs they have, including flood insurance. Flood insurance companies use the maps and the Flood Insurance Study report to determine flood insurance costs.

To learn more 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 1-877336-2627 or FEMA-FMIX@fema.dhs.gov.