Residents can view new flood maps at open house

Johns Creek is hosting an open house Jan. 18 to explain new flood maps and how they affect flood insurance or land use within the city. The new maps may affect flood insurance rates for residents and businesses that find themselves in the newly drawn flood zones.

The city's Geographic Information System analysis shows that more than 700 properties are considered in high-risk areas for the first time; more than 100 parcels went from high risk to low risk.

The open house is at 6 p.m. at City Council 3rd floor chambers at 12000 Findley Road.