Charleston County residents discuss new flood zone maps

This photo provided by ABC News 4 viewer Chris DeStefano shows flooding on Main Road on Johns Island after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

People who live in Charleston County will have the opportunity this week to view new preliminary flood maps and ask questions about potential impacts to their property.

The meetings will give residents the chance to meet one-on-one with a variety of flood specialists including FEMA and DNR representatives.

The new preliminary flood maps were produced by state and federal officials after about 12 years of data gathering by using advanced technology to study the topography of the Lowcountry, according to Maria Cox Lamm with DNR.

Lamm said overall the changes in Charleston County are positive and more properties have been removed from flood planes than added into them.

Charleston County Building Services has established a hotline to assist with citizen's questions. Please call 843-202-6957 and leave a message with your question and contact information. A staff member will respond as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to view the new flood maps.

Meeting Dates and Locations:

City of Charleston
March 21
3pm to 7pm
CE Williams Middle School
640 Butte Street

Mount Pleasant
March 22
2pm to7pm
Alhambra Hall
131 Middle Street

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