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Flood risk changes over time, and mapping technology has improved. FEMA, with the state, county, tribes, and local communities, is using new data and technology to create updated FIRMs. These FIRMs better represent flood risk in Harney County and the Burns Paiute Reservation. New maps help our community better understand flood risks and make more informed decisions about how to protect itself from damage and loss.

At this time, the updated flood maps are considered preliminary. This means that they are in draft form, and open for public review and input, known as comments and appeals. The comments and appeals process is outlined in the Flood Map Study and Engineering tab on the site accessed on the link below. Once all comments and appeals are addressed and your community adopts the maps, the new FIRM will become effective.

Harney County FEMA Flood Plain Story Map

Public Notice

Harney County Court is looking to fill one position on the Fair Board. The Fair Board is responsible for all areas of the Harney County Fair, including the management of the grounds on a yearly basis.  The positions open may be responsible for areas including but not limited to horse racing, rodeo, vendors, entertainment, concert and event planning.  If interested please provide a letter to the County Court stating your interest. Call Harney County Judge Pete Runnels for questions, 541-573-6356. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, In Judge Pete Runnels office in the Courthouse, 450 N Buena Vista, or emailed to kerry.opie@co.harney.or.us Members will be appointed during the November 23, 2020 County Court meeting. If you would to look at the job description please contact the fair office.

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