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New Flood Maps

New Flood Maps


Calhoun County's new Flood Maps will be adopted as of September 2, 2009.  Property owners should be aware that flood maps affect the types of construction allowed within flood zones.  These maps cover the entire county, both incorporated areas as well as outside the towns.  You may be living in a flood zone and not know it.  Particularly affected are those living on the south side of Leary.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps are used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the likelihood of flooding under certain conditions. These maps also help builders and developers determine the suitability for residential and commercial uses. Until now, only Arlington had flood maps, but now FEMA is in the process of creating new 100-year flood maps for the entire county.

The term "100-year flood" does not refer to a one-per-century type event, nor does it detail the farthest extent of the highest flood levels over any period of time. Rather, the term refers to how prone an area is to flood in any year (e.g. a one-in-one-hundred chance of flooding). These maps will also help home and business owners determine the need for Federal flood insurance.

If you would like to review the new maps, you may do so by contacting the Tax Assessors office at 229-849-4685, or going by their office at 31 Court Street in Morgan.

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