FEMA is holding a public Open House this evening in Kelso, where they plan to present and review the new Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps. A short presentation is planned at 6 pm, followed by the availability of city, county, regional, state and federal agency staff. Those people will then be able to answer specific questions about these new maps. These updated maps are considered to be “preliminary” until they are adopted by Cowlitz County and the cities. You can learn more about how these proposed changes might affect you and your property at tonight’s event. The Flood Insurance Rate Map Open House is being held in the General Meeting Room on the third floor of the Cowlitz County Administration building in Kelso, and is open to anyone interested.