Floodplain Management

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Floodplain Management is loosely defined to include all actions that states and communities can take to reduce flood damage to both new and existing buildings and infrastructures. ADECA’s OWR Floodplain Management Unit works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local communities to build relationships to strengthen their mitigation plans and take action to better protect their residents and to reduce flood risk in communities through flood studies and flood mapping.

To enable local governments, individuals and engineers to better serve their communities, we have provided you with information about Risk MAP, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and LOMR (Letter of Map Revision) programs.

We encourage you to use the Am I in the Floodplain? address locator to determine if a property is located within the floodplain. In addition, the FEMA Flood Map Service Center link will provide you with an informative summary of your community’s mapping status as well as access to your community’s current flood maps.



Phone: (334) 353-1955  |  floods@adeca.alabama.gov