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Oceana County Michigan

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Parent: 3627
Grandparent: 81
Great: 17

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

Post Webinar Materials: High Water and High Waves: How Our Beaches Respond

Posted: June 9th, 2020
Following the June 15th webinar by Professor Guy Meadows titled: “High Water and High Waves: How Our Beaches Respond”
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Public Notice – Board of Commissioners Meeting – July 9, 2020

Posted: June 5th, 2020
OCEANA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS July 9, 2020 The Oceana County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings and
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Shop Oceana

Posted: May 6th, 2020
News from the Oceana County Economic Alliance.  As we begin to emerge from the effects of COVID-19, it’s important
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Job Opportunity – Maintenance Supervisor

Posted: March 30th, 2020
Position Description: Under the general direction of the County Administrator, oversees the daily operations of the maintenance department and supervises
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Upcoming Events

Jul21

Land Bank Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am
Jul23

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Aug6

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug6

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

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