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Town of Martin Virtual Public Meeting Announced

Published June 24, 2020

HUNTINGTON, WV – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, will conduct a virtual Public Meeting to discuss the Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) to revise the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the City of Martin, KY along Beaver Creek on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The teleconference’s call-in information is:

Call-in Number: 1-877-336-1839

ACCESS CODE: 999 911 0 #

SECURITY CODE: 1234

            The presentation may be heard via telephone on the above listed phone number.  Callers will be prompted to enter the access code and security code upon calling the phone number.  The subsequent access code and security code will be required to access the call.  Additionally, although not required to hear the call, a webinar will be held during the discussion where callers can visually see the USACE presentation at https://usace.webex.com/meet/brandon.k.moore. 

             The Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for a community depicts the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), the area which has been determined to be subject to a 1 percent (100-year) or greater chance of flooding in any given year. The floodway is the portion of the floodplain that includes the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land area that must be reserved in order to discharge the 1 percent annual chance (base) flood without cumulatively increasing the water-surface elevation by more than a designated height. The FIRM is used to determine flood insurance rates and to help the community with floodplain management.

            The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is applying for a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) to revise FIRM panel 21071C0184E, for the City of Martin, KY along Beaver Creek.  USACE is proposing grading/fill and a bridge removal as part of The Town of Martin Redevelopment Project, Phase II.

            Once the project has been completed, a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) request should be submitted that will, in part, revise the following flood hazards along Beaver Creek.

 a.        The floodway will be revised from approximately 1,460 feet downstream of State Highway 3190 to approximately 90 feet upstream of the confluence of Buck Branch along Beaver Creek. The floodway will increase and decrease within the revised area.

b.         Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) will increase and decrease along Beaver Creek.  Changes to the BFE will be negligible downstream and upstream of the project area.

c.         The SFHA will increase and decrease along Beaver Creek.  Changes to the SFHA will be negligible downstream and upstream of the project area.

            Maps and detailed analysis of the proposed flood hazard revisions can be reviewed online at http://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicReview.aspx. 

            In the interim, you may e-mail specific question to TownOfMartinQuestions@usace.army.mil, or call the Corps’ Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.


Release no. 20-037