Documenting structures in a floodplain
Oconee County employees have begun to document floodplain structures. The county’s Community Development Department will look specifically for structures in or near the floodplain documented by FEMA—the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to David Stokes, department director, his department’s employees will be driving vehicles properly marked as county vehicles and will carry official identification. “We will collect the GPS coordinates by walking around the building with an electronic device. This process will take around five minutes. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation,” Stokes said.