• Homeowners
  • Community Officials
  • Project Status
  • Using the Map Viewer
  • Georgia Flood MAP Program
HOMEOWNERS
Homeowner Info

Find the Flood Risk for Your Property

Use the Address Lookup form below and Click Get FIRM to get a Flood Risk Snapshot and a list of the effective and preliminary FIRM and FIS documents for your location. Your flood risk information includes:

  • The NFIP regulatory Flood Zone Designation (Learn More)
  • Areas of change for revised flood maps, Changes Since Last Firm (Learn More)
  • Probability of Flooding over a typical 30 year mortage period.
Your Flood Risk - Address Lookup
 
Instructions:
1.) Enter an address in the form to left.
 2.) Click an address in this window to get a link to FIRM panel, and generate a Flood Risk Snapshot.

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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Education Info

Get Educated

Resources and Information for homeowners seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of flood risk.

  • Use the Cost of Flooding tool to measure potential damage. (Learn More)
  • Learn more from the Tutorials on how to read Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) (Learn More)
  • View the videos from the Georgia Flood MAP YouTube Channel (Learn More)
  • Browse the collection of Documents for specific questions and guidance (Learn More)
COMMUNITY OFFICIALS
Community Official Info

Lookup FIRM and FIS Documents and Access Outreach Materials

Use the Panel Lookup form below and Click Get FIRM to get a list of the effective FIRM Panels based on panel number or county/community name. Also please visit these links for more community information and resources:

  • Templated, downloadable Outreach Materials and Officials Documents (Learn More)
  • Effective and Preliminary FIRM panels for all of Georgia (Learn More)
  • How to access and use the Georgia Flood MAP viewer (Learn More)
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Instructions:
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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Education Info

Get Educated

Resources and Information for homeowners seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of flood risk.

  • Use the Cost of Flooding tool to measure potential damage. (Learn More)
  • Learn more from the Tutorials on how to read Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) (Learn More)
  • View the videos from the Georgia Flood MAP YouTube Channel (Learn More)
  • Browse the collection of Documents for specific questions and guidance (Learn More)

Mapping Project Status
This section provides the latest digital data and maps to view, download, and print. Updated information is also available to display the status of map production and studies, recently effective and upcoming map changes, flood insurance studies, and basins.

Effective and Preliminary FIRM Panels

Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of the NFIP regulatory Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) can be accessed by county by clicking the link below:

FIRM Panel Lookup Page

Georgia Upper Chattahoochee River Basin

Preliminary Flood Zones are now available in the Map Viewer. Click Here

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) has launched the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin Mapping Project (UCRB) that will assess and re-map flood risks along a 107-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River Basin. The project is being conducted through a joint effort involving GA DNR and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with participation by county and municipal governments.  Re-mapping is scheduled for completion in 2012, so that government agencies, residents and businesses throughout the upper Chattahoochee River region will have more up-to-date information about the flood risks, easily available online.

Project Status

To learn more about the UCRB project on a county-level, use the map to the left or, just click one of the county names listed below.

Cobb| Coweta| DeKalb| Douglas| Forsyth| Fulton| Gwinnett

 

 

Newton County Flood Maps Revision

Preliminary Flood Zones are now available in the Map Viewer. Click Here

Newton County

Project Status

To learn more about the Newton Countyproject , use the map to the left or, just click one of the county names listed below.

 

 

Georgia Coastal Physical Map Revision (PMR)

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) has launched the Coastal Counties Mapping Project that will re-map flood risks within nine counties in coastal Georgia. The project is being conducted through a joint effort involving GA DNR and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with participation by county and municipal governments.  Re-mapping consists of both riverine and coastal analyses and will be broken into two project schedules.  The Physical Map Revision (PMR) for the riverine portion of the project is scheduled for completion in 2013.  The PMR for the coastal portion of the project is scheduled for completion in 2015. 

Project Status

To learn more about the GA Coastal PMR project on a county-level, use the map to the left or, just click one of the county names listed below.

Bryan| Charlton| Effingham| Liberty| McIntosh|
Camden| Chatham| Glynn| Long|
 
For updates on the status of the DFIRM production project for your county, Click Here or Contact Us.

 

 

 

Watershed Discovery Project(s)

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The Georgia DNR's goals during discvoery include:To work closely with communities within the watershed to better understand local flood risk, mitigation efforts, and other topics and spark watershed-wide discussions about increasing resilience to flooding. 

During Discovery, GA DNR:
  • - Supports communities within the watershed to develop a vision for - watershed’s future
  • - Collects information from communities about their flooding history, and stormwater/ floodplain management activities
  • - Uses all information gathered to determine which areas of the watershed require mapping, risk assessment, or mitigation planning assistance through a Georgia Flood M.A.P. project.

Project Status

To learn more about a current Discovery project on a watersehd-level, use the map to the left or, just click one of the names listed below.

Middle Chattahoochee| Middle Savannah| Upper Savannah| Upper Ocmulgee|
 
For updates on the status of the DFIRM production project for your county, Click Here or Contact Us.

Find Your Flood Risk Using Your Address

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has developed a tool that helps homeowners quickly determine their flood risk using a web-based mapping tool.

Users can quickly locate a property, either using a known address or by clicking the map, to identify the flood risk status, the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map, and even create a flood hazard report that captures all of this information in an attractive and sharable format.

The steps below detail how to access your effective FIRM and view upcoming changes to flood zones in your county (where available).

How to Find Your Flood Risk

Step 1: Browse to the webpage

Determine your flood zone quickly using the georgiadfirm.com Map Viewer

Navigate your browser to: http://map.georgiadfirm.com.

Or Click 'Tools' on the main menu, then 'Map Viewer'

For a description of the tools and main banner, visit the Help file.

Please read and accept the disclaimer for terms and conditions regarding the use of this data.

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Step 2: Find Your Address

Enter your street address in the Address Search field.

Click the Search button. The address search window will either display your location with a red dot, or display candidate locations in the Results tab of the search box.

If the Address Search window is not displayed, or you would like to explore without an address, click the ‘Pin’ icon pushpin iconon the main banner.

Address Search Box

Note: If the Address Search window is not open, click the ‘Pin’ pushpin icon icon on the main banner to open it.

Step 3: Using the Pop-up

The pop-up displays the flood risk status for the location of the red dot. Information displayed includes the address of the location, the effective and, where available, proposed flood zones. In areas where proposed flood zone data is available, the pop-up also shows if/how the flood risk is changing for this location based on the updated study.

The pop-up also provides access to a Flood Risk Snapshot. Click the link to produce your Adobe PDF report. This report can be emailed or printed as is a valuable communication tool between you and the Flood Plain Administrator for your area. To produce the report:

  • Click the ‘Flood Risk Snapshot’ link in the pop-up
  • Drag the red box to the area you want to print
  • Click the Generate Report button on the Flood Risk Report window.

The effective regulatory Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panel is also available through the pop-up. To view the panel for your location, click the link for your county. (FIRM panels are supplied in Adobe PDF format. Adobe Reader may be required to view the PDF)

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Find Areas of Flood Risk Change

Step 4: View Upcoming Changes and Preliminary Flood Zones

In areas where updated flood studies have been issued as ‘Preliminary’, you can view the updated flood zones, as well as the Changes Since Last FIRM dataset (where available).

Click the ‘Preliminary Flood Zones’ button to swap the effective flood zones for the preliminary flood zones with Changes Since Last FIRM overlay.
These datasets are viewable at the Panel Zoom Level and Address Zoom Level. Use the Zoom Level slider on the left of the map viewer to zoom to these levels.
The image below illustrates how to access and determine the changes in flood risk for your location. For a better understanding of what the Changes Since Last FIRM dataset is, please read the descriptions below.

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Understanding the Changes Since Last FIRM dataset

The Changes Since Last FIRM (CSLF) dataset helps communities understand changes to their flood maps and prepare for the upcoming flood map adoption process.
The dataset captures areas where the floodplain and floodway have increased or decreased, as well as areas where the flood zone designation has changed (e.g., A to AE). Below is a description of each change category.

 

Georgia Floodplain Mapping Program

On August 16, 1999, the State of Georgia entered into a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Region IV. This agreement provides that the State of Georgia assumes responsibility for the development and updating of the flood hazard maps (known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, or FIRMs) on a countywide-basis for all 159 counties in the State. Through this agreement and as part of FEMA’s multi-year Flood Map Modernization effort, the State of Georgia has been provided funding by FEMA for the production of digital FIRMs (DFIRMs), as well as, for the management of the DFIRM process. The amount of funding provided to the State is determined by FEMA Region IV each fiscal year, and is a function of the success of the State in producing DFIRMs, the ability of the State to obtain cost-share contributions from State or local sources, and the effectiveness of the State in linking improved floodplain management with improved floodplain mapping. The State is utilizing both state staff and consulting engineering firms to perform this work. The State's progress towards its objective is monitored quarterly by FEMA.

FEMA is now transitioning from Flood Map Modernization into a new multi-year effort called Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment, Planning).  Likewise, as Georgia completes its countywide flood map modernization program, it too will be transitioning into Georgia M.A.P.  Focus in Georgia M.A.P. will be more on updating flood maps on a watershed basis than countywide and the Georgia coastal areas will be updated with new, detailed studies as well.  In addition, the State will be working with these communities and counties that get updated DFIRMs in how to better utilize this more current flood risk information, both in their mitigation planning process as well as their helping property owners better assess their personal flood risk so that they take appropriate action to reduce it.

Georgia Flood Mapping, Assessing, and Planning (M.A.P.) Program

Georgia faces a number of constraints in preparing updated DFIRMs throughout the state. These include:

  • Limited funding: The funding available to the State is limited, and the yearly competition for funds is significant. There are not enough funds available to meet all identified flood map update needs. The State must equitably distribute available funds and utilize the funds for tasks that provide a high benefit at a modest cost.

  • Cost- share: The State is obligated to provide a minimum of 20% cost-share to match the funds received from FEMA. This cost-share can come in the form of in-kind services or technical data from the State, localities, or Federal agencies. Digital topographic data, digital orthophotos, and watershed study data are three of the most highly-credited form of cost-share. It is less expensive to develop new floodplain mapping in watersheds where recent, accurate, topographic data is already available.

  • National technical standards: The DFIRMs produced must be based on consistent technical standards. These standards specify the accuracy of the topographic data used for the mapping process, the age and resolution of the orthophotos or other background maps, and the overall look of the DFIRM. While cost-share in the form of technical data from communities is highly desirable, not all data provided will meet the strict technical standards for DFIRM mapping. Specifically, topographic data must be certified by a professional surveyor or engineer to meet stringent accuracy standards. Similarly, community flood studies must also be certified by a registered professional engineer to meet the technical standards. The State cannot utilize data that does not meet the technical standards, and usually cannot delay production while the data is brought into conformance with the standards.
 
 

Contact Us

You can submit comments and questions about the Georgia Flood Mapping Program to:

You can submit comments and questions about the Georgia Flood Mapping Program to:

Tom Shillock, CFM
State Floodplain Management Coordinator and NFIP Coordinator
404-651-8496
Tom.Shillock@dnr.state.ga.us

Garrett Skinner
Project Manager
ATKINS
(770)-933-0280
garrett.skinner@atkinsglobal.com

Shannon Brewer
Project Manager
Dewberry
678.537.8619
sbrewer@dewberry.com