From the Centennial Citizen (Peter Jones):
Area residents are invited to attend an open house this month to review and comment on proposed flood-insurance rate maps for unincorporated Arapahoe County and the city of Centennial. The maps may drive changes in flood insurance requirements for property owners. The open house will be held Aug. 25, 4-7 p.m., at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave. in Aurora. The modifications to the county’s flood maps were last updated in 1995. The updates are part of a larger effort by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to update and modernize the nation’s flood maps. The latest update will include converting all maps from paper to digital format as well as incorporating new data on flood plains and flood risks.