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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
  May 13, 2010  
     
  MEREDA Breakfast Seminar Addresses The Impacts Of FEMA’S New Digital Coastal Flood Zone Mapping  
     
 

Sponsored by:   Norway Savings Bank & Sebago Technics

When:  Thursday, June 24, 2010  |  Time:  7:30 – 9:00 AM
Where:  Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Buffet Breakfast: 7:30  ~  Program:  8:00 - 9:00 AM

About the Event:
This presentation will focus on the impact of FEMA’s new digital coastal flood zone mapping.  The 100-year Flood elevations and particularly the VE-zone (high velocity wave zones within which building is restricted) have moved higher and more inland than on previous maps.  Much prime coastal land may lose its development potential and flood insurance rates will greatly increase for structures in the flood zone.  Our speaker, Robert Gerber, P.E., of Sebago Technics, Inc., will discuss the reasons for this and how some cities and towns in Maine are negotiating with FEMA to change the new proposed maps. 

Mr. Gerber will also show how rising sea level and increasing storm intensity is likely to affect the Maine coast in the future.

Join us on Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel as our panelist discusses the impacts of FEMA’s new digital coastal flood zone mapping.

Registering for this Event:  Ticket Prices:  Members:  $40 pp  |  Non-Members:  $50 pp
Register after June 18th:  Members:  $50 pp  |  Non-Members:  $60

For more information and to register:  Register online at by clicking here.  Call the MEREDA office at (207) 874-0801 with questions.  An RSVP is requested on or before June 18, 2010.  Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after June 18, 2010.   

Founded in 1985 and celebrating its 25th Anniversary, MEREDA is an organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State of Maine.

 
     
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