CITY OF BLOOMINGDALE FLOOD INFO
DO YOU KNOW YOUR POTENTIAL TO BE FLOODED?
You will find a wealth of information about the City’s Flood Insurance Rate Map, flood insurance, special rules for building in the floodplain, and ideas for protecting your property from flood damage in the links provided. You may also call the CRS Coordinator or permitting staff with all of your floodplain questions at (912) 748-0970.
The City has copies of FEMA Elevation Certificates on all buildings constructed or substantially improved in the flood plain since January 2014.
A community receives a CRS classification based upon the total credit for its activities. There are 10 CRS classes. Class 1 requires the most credit points and gives the greatest premium reduction or discount. A community that does not apply for the CRS, or does not obtain the minimum number of credit points, is a Class 10 community and receives no discount on premiums. The qualifying community total points, CRS classes, and flood insurance premium discounts are shown in Table 110-1.
HELPFUL RESOURCE LINKS
Flood Protection Information
FEMA Flood Insurance Web Pages
IMPORTANT FLOOD HAZARD INFORMATION
1. Know your flood hazard
Are you located in Zone A, AE or X?
2. Insure your property for your flood hazard
You need flood insurance / The NFIP's Preferred Risk Policy, or PRP offers low-cost flood insurance to owners and tenants of eligible residential and non-residential buildings located in moderate-to low-risk areas / Renters should buy flood insurance to cover their contents / Take advantage of a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy. Standard home owner policies do not cover flood damage.
3. Protect people from the hazard
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN
Know the flood warning signals
Designate a place where your family can meet after an evacuation order is issued
Prepare a family disaster kit
More information is available at www.ready.gov/foods
4. Protect your property from the hazard
Replace your flooded furnace with one elevated above the flood level
Keep debris and trash out of the steams and ditches
Do not burn leaves in ditches
5. Build responsibly
Get a permit from City Hall before you build
Elevation Certificates are required when construction is within the floodplain area
All projects should be at least 10 feet from the property line so you don't alter the drainage between homes.
6. Protect natural floodplain functions
Don't dump in the storm drains
Report illegal dumping
Report silt fence that are broken, debris will end up in the drainage canals
GET ANSWERS by calling Denise Sullivan at 912-748-0970.
Everyone is subject to flooding!
Floodplain information is also available at the Chatham County Regional Library.
Elevation Certificates are maintained in the City Clerk's office and available upon request.