Report flooding due to Irma:
Savannah experienced some storm surge due to Hurricane Irma. If you were a victim of the flooding or saw areas that flooded, please report your information by contacting the City's 311 Center by dialing 311 or click on Form Center to complete an on-line survey. The information you provide helps the City Stormwater Department to better understand areas vulnerable to flooding.
For latest Hurricane information from the City click on: Hurricane Information.
Beware of Fraud:
someone trying to get FEMA benefits in your name?
JoAnn Merrigan, WSAV,
October 18, 2017
View your FEMA NFIP Preliminary Food Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Region IV office has prepared a coastal flood study to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for communities in coastal Chatham County and City of Savannah. The flood hazards shown on the FIRM are used to determine flood insurance rates and requirements and where floodplain development regulations apply. The updated maps will help communities plan for and reduce the risk from flooding in the future. Start taking steps now to keep your communities and families safe from flood risk by understand the risk of flooding in your area so that you know how future floods may affect you and if specific flood insurance and building requirements apply to your property (or will apply in the future.) To view click on: Preliminary FIRMs, open the “2016 Prelim” folder and select your specific panel to find out your flood risk. If you do not know your panel number, check with your insurance agent, visit SAGIS.org, or contact Tom McDonald at 912-651-6530. Additionally, visit FEMA’s website: www.southeastcoastalmaps.com or FEMA MSC and Georgia’s DNR site: www.georgiadfirm.com for information about the coastal updates along with
FIRM Map Adoption: As of September 18, 2017 the Preliminary FIRMs have completed the final ninety day public review / appeal period. To see advertised notice click here. Shortly after the public review/appeal period ends and FEMA has satisfied all the appeal comments, FEMA will provide the City of Savannah a community "Letter of Final Determination" (LFD) that starts an 180 day adoption period for final adoption of the FIRMs.
** New: As of October 2017, the projected date for FEMA to mail the LFD to the City of Savannah is February 2, 2018 with an effective FIRM date of August 2, 2018. Link for DNR's Georgia Coastal Mapping Update notice click on ~ Date Table.
Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and flood determinations will continue to use
the current FIRM map panels as identified with Map Index Date July 7, 2014 until
FEMA has provided an official Revalidation Letter stating the current
Preliminary FIRMS (Dated May 23, 2016) are now the effective panels.
Preliminary FIRM maps determinations and dates are subject to
** New: Find My Flood Zone. Use this new web map to follow step by step instructions to discover the current flood zones and new proposed flood zones throughout Chatham County. (Click on the below icon).
NEW: $ How much does flood insurance cost? The Cost Fact Sheet displays actual flood insurance cost of a residential building that is in the different flood zones, elevations, and uses. For the exact cost of your structure, talk with your flood insurance agent, insurance advocate above, or visit FloodSmart.gov web page. Link: Cost Fact Sheet.
Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (404) 635-7000 or 1-800-TRYGEMA (1-800-879-4362) or by the web Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
Flood Insurance Study (FIS) | Letter Of Map Changes (LOMC) | Revalidation Letter
Click here for access page to the Flood Insurance Study (FIS), LOMC and FEMA Revalidation Letter
Forms: Blank Elevation Certificate and Other Needed Design Certificates
Click Here for access page to Elev. Cert, V Zone Design, Dry Floodproofing forms and Non Conversion Letter.
More Flood Safety Tips:
When the City is experiencing heavy rains and localized flooding, we recommend that you take the following precautions: