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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

January 26, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - FEMA is changing the way it calculates flood danger and it could make a difference if you live on the border of the flood plain.

In 2001, FEMA re-drew their flood plain maps in Dougherty County. Now that the organization has better topographical information for the region they're redrawing the maps again. Dougherty County officials say the maps are just preliminary, but there are some changes to those who live near the border of the flood plain.

"The changes aren't drastic. It's mainly along the edges. There's some changes you can see in Northwest Albany and also a little bit out in East Albany, but it's not large areas being affected by it," said Randy Weathersbr, GIS Manager.

The new maps won't be certified until September, but if you have questions and worry your property may be subject to change you can contact the Dougherty County Planning office.

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