Oceana County Michigan

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Floodplain Management/National Flood Insurance

  • Floodplains – A river, stream, lake, or drain may on occasion overflow their banks and inundate adjacent land areas. The land that is inundated by water is defined as a floodplain. In Michigan, and nationally, the term floodplain has come to mean the land area that will be inundated by the overflow of water resulting from a 100-year flood (a flood which has a 1% chance of occurring any given year). It is estimated that about 6% of Michigan’s land is flood-prone, including about 200,000 buildings.
  • National Flood Insurance Program – In Michigan, as well as across the nation, the leading cause for disaster declarations by the Governor or the President is flooding. In 1968, Congress instituted the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to reduce the economic and social cost of flood losses. This program makes flood insurance available in communities that agree to manage their floodplains in such a manner that additional flood-prone structures are not built.

Oceana County News

Oceana County Residents Invited to Attend Coastal Flood Map Open House

Posted: August 29th, 2019
Members of the public can review new preliminary floodplain maps for the Lake Michigan shoreline and talk to experts
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Vacancy on County Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted: August 14th, 2019
The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking one eligible veteran to serve on the County Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
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Gales Pond County Park

Posted: July 31st, 2019
If you would like to experience an aerial view of the park, click here. Mr. Joseph H. Klimovitz of
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Community Leaders Breakfast

Posted: May 21st, 2019
The 2019 Community Leaders Breakfast was held on May 17 at the Shelby Optimists Club located in the Shelby
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Upcoming Events

Oct22

Land Bank Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am
Oct24

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Nov7

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nov7

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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