Roswell will host a workshop for insurance and real estate professionals next week in conjunction with Alpharetta and the National Flood Insurance Program.
Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released new preliminary flood hazard maps. While the new maps will not become effective for another 10 months, it is important for insurance and real estate professionals to understand the effects that these map changes have on flood insurance requirements and what options are available for their clients.
Next week's workshop will allow professionals to become better informed so they can better serve clients. Topics to be included in the workshop: grandfathering old policies, map terminology, effects on properties newly mapped in or out of the high-risk flood zone, and new vertical datum will be covered. There will also be a question and answer period. Preliminary maps can be viewed online.
The workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. at Roswell City Hall and will be conducted by a representative from the National Flood Insurance Program. is located at 38 Hill Street, the workshop will be held in Room 220.
Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited and will be filled first come, first served. For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.