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
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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
Find out 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.