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Oceana County Michigan

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Parent: 3627
Grandparent: 81
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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

Election Results

Posted: August 4th, 2020
To view the official election results for Oceana County, click here. Please remember to press F5 or click Refresh/Reload
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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 – September 24, 2020

Posted: June 5th, 2020
OCEANA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS September 24, 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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Upcoming Events

Sep24

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Oct1

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oct1

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct8

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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