Published: Aug 05, 2010 3:13 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2010 12:45 AM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A series of public informational meetings has been scheduled  that will allow residents to view the new maps, understand how their properties may be affected and learn more about the financial steps that they may need to take to comply with federal flood insurance requirements.  Staff from FEMA, the county and the municipalities will be available to answer questions and provide information.
The public meetings will be held at the following locations:
Monday, August 16, 2010                                           Thursday, August 19, 2010                
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                                  12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. John’s Church                                                        City Hall Council Chambers
625 111th Ave. North                                                   207 Broadway
Naples                                                                           Everglades City
Tuesday, August 17, 2010                                          Thursday, August 19, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                   5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                    
Norris Community Center                                           Mackle Park                                      
755 8th Ave. South                                                       1361 Andalusia Terrace                                
Naples                                                                            Marco Island
Wednesday, August 18, 2010                                      Friday, August 20, 2010
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                                     5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
IFAS/UF Extension Service Bldg.                                 Immokalee Community Park
14700 Immokalee Road                                               321 North 1st Street
Naples                                                                              Immokalee
The meetings will use an open room format for home owners to walk from table to table to obtain flood zone information, ask questions about flood insurance, learn about the public review and comment period, talk to county, city and FEMA staff, pick up useful brochures and learn about the proposed schedule for making the DFIRMs effective for building permits and flood insurance.  There are no planned opening presentations, so residents can feel free to arrive at any time that best suits their schedules.