New flood plain maps underway

State and Federal officials are revisitng flood plain maps for parts of Kent and Sussex Counties.

Tidbury Creek Watershed in Kent County and the Nanticoke and Iron Branch watersheds are two areas to be remapped by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The remapping is necessary say officials to give them a better idea of where areas such as a 100 year flood plain are specificially located.  Technology has made this type of maps more specific.

The area of central and western Sussex County has been remapped and is available to view on FEMA’s website.

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