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Lexington County Stormwater Division Seeks Public Input on Flood Hazards

Lexington, SC - The County of Lexington is seeking help from the public to identify areas within the County that historically flood as part of a process to create a Floodplain Management Plan.

A public meeting will be held on Jan. 17, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, located at 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington SC, 29072.

Development of the Floodplain Management Plan will benefit the County’s goal of reducing flood insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses in the unincorporated areas of Lexington County and aid in ongoing floodplain and stormwater management efforts.

The purpose of this meeting is to share information related to the development of the Floodplain Management Plan as well as to gain input from residents, business owners, and other stakeholders on current flood problems and possible mitigation solutions. The information gained from these meetings will supplement the technical data and studies generated throughout the planning process.

The purpose of the Floodplain Management Plan is to assess current flood hazard conditions, including historically flooded areas and the most critical repetitively flooded properties, and to develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the County to consider in reducing or eliminating future flood losses.

The final Floodplain Management Plan will take approximately one year to complete, and will be submitted for adoption by the County Council.

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