Flood risk meeting today

February 14, 2011

LIMALima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission will hold a flood risk information open house from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the RPC office, 130 W. North St.The meeting is to share new flood plain information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is particularly important for people who live near ditches and rivers, such as the Ottawa River, Pike Run, Lost Creek or Dug Run. Officials from FEMA and Ohio Department of Natural Resources will show where properties are located and help determine risk of flood and need for the National Flood Insurance Program. If property owners cannot attend the meeting, they may view maps at the city of Lima Engineering Department in the Municipal Building.