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FEMA issues new flood maps for Sarasota County

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Sarasota County will host public meetings to discuss the new flood maps the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued, affecting North Port property owners. New flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) could impact your insurance requirements and premiums.

Sarasota County has compiled resources to help you determine whether your property or business has been affected by the new FIRMs and how you can find more information.

Attend one of several open houses where FEMA and local officials will answer questions about the proposed changes:

  • Monday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S, Venice.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Road, Sarasota.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Francis T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice.
  • Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 6 p.m., held virtually over ZOOM (ID 832 9202 7798).

For more information, or to view the new flood maps, visit