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Kane County Virtual Floodplain Awareness Open House
September 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - September 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
2022 Kane County Virtual Floodplain Awareness Open House
Calling all Residents, Floodplain Professionals, Realtors, and more!
Kane County Department of Environmental and Water Resources is excited to present the first ever Floodplain Awareness Virtual Open House, with support from The Conservation Foundation! Flooding is the most common, most expensive natural disaster in the United States. Join us to learn more about what you can do to be more prepared! Check out the schedule and register here.
This Educational Series is for both Kane County residents and floodplain professionals.
Workshops will cover:
- Intro to Floodplains
- Active and Passive Flood Protection
- Wetlands and Detention Basins
- FEMA & NFIP
- Conservation at Home
Residents: The series will cover an introduction to the Floodplain, the common terms used, and where it can flood (here’s a hint, anywhere it rains!). Learn about what regulations you need to know as a property owner in the Floodplain, what every resident should know about the protection they need from Flood Insurance, how to set up backyard rain barrels and rain gardens, and Stormwater Basin Management responsibilities for HOAs. In addition, learn about the role of wetlands and their natural benefits to our homes and communities.
Floodplain Professionals: We will take you through the ins and outs of Elevation Certificates, and how to market floodplain properties accurately. You can also learn more about what can be done in constructing or retrofitting a building for wet and dry flood proofing, options for long-term maintenance, and conservation-minded development that support stormwater management.