Evening and weekend workshops on flood zones added to encourage more public participation

Goal is to educate people

Sarasota County has an interactive map that enables property owners to check their flood zones. Image courtesy Sarasota County

Sarasota County has added evening and weekend flood zone workshops to its 2018 workshop schedule, it has announced.

The sessions, which originally were scheduled just from 10:15 a.m. to noon on weekdays, are intended to educate residents, lenders and insurance and real estate agents about flood risk, zones, maps, regulations and mandatory insurance purchase requirements, a news release explains. Attendees also will find out “why flood zone maps are continuously updated,” the release points out.

All workshops will be held at county libraries, with no registration required. The additional workshop dates and locations are as follows:

To see the full list of 2018 workshops or for more information, visit scgov.net/floodprotection or call the county Contact Center at 861-5000.