Nassau County to host flood outreach events in May

Nassau County Dept. of Planning & Economic Opportunity
MEDIA RELEASE
May 8, 2019 10:00 a.m.

On May 20 and 21, 2019, join the County to learn more about:

– Results from the County’s Vulnerability Assessment looking at flood and sea level rise risk in the Yulee and Callahan areas
– Floodplain management
– Protection strategies for flooding – Flood zones and flood insurance

 

 

Note location change for Callahan meeting!

We want to hear from you! Tell us about areas that you know flood or changes you have seen over time in Nassau County regarding flooding.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded Nassau County a Resilience Planning Grant to conduct a Vulnerability Assessment for rapidly growing areas, and areas with demonstrated existing flooding issues. This assessment will help Nassau County be better prepared. The County selected the Balmoral Group to assist with the assessment, and they will be on hand at the outreach events to talk about their findings.

The two areas studied in this first phase are: 1) east of I-95 on the mainland, and 2) west of I-95 south and west of A1A/SR 200/301. These areas represent portions of the County experiencing rapid growth and development pressures, and lands that are highly vulnerable due to extensive floodplain and wetland areas. Long-range planning efforts are currently being conducted for these regions of the County, and a vulnerability assessment will help inform these efforts and future planning.

More information is available at: www.nassaucountyfl.com/vulnerabilityassessment andwww.nassaucountyfl.com/floods

The Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department is charged with leading long-range and current planning for the community, with a focus on technical planning, implementation and management of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan, development and site plan review, and assistance to citizens, the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager and other staff, advisory boards, government agencies, and the private sector regarding growth and development in Nassau County. For more information on our Plan, Code, or current initiatives, visitwww.nassaucountyfl.com/planning, call (904) 530-6300 or email [email protected]

 

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