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FEMA holds public meeting about flood insurance rates

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Updated flood maps may change your flood insurance rates if you own property in Mobile County. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released preliminary flood maps that show 14,000 Mobile County properties in high-risk flood zones. 

Property owners can learn more about upcoming changes and insurance requirements during a meeting tonight at the Mobile Civic Center. 

The changes will not be effective until early 2019 but county officials say now is the time to prepare.

Mobile County's Flood Plain Administrator, Matthew Barclift, says "They should go ahead and talk to their insurance now. They may need to get an elevation certificate to help document where they are in relation to the flood elevation. They basically should be making preparations to figure out how these maps will impact them."

The meeting is from 4-7 p.m. 

If you're unable to make the meeting, you can view the flood zone maps at www.AlabamaFlood.com

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