Determining Flood Risk

How Can I Determine If I Am At Risk For Flooding?

It is important for every resident to know the floodplain classification for their property. FEMA publishes maps indicating a community's flood hazard areas and the degree of risk in those areas. To determine the risk for your specific property, call the following officials for your jurisdiction:

Community Agency Telephone FEMA Map Community Number
Alachua County Public Works 352-337-6140 120001
City of Alachua Public Works 386-462-1231 120664
City of Archer City Hall 352-495-2880 120670
City of Hawthorne City Hall 352-481-2432 120682
City of Gainesville Public Works 352-334-5069 125107
City of High Springs City Hall 386-454-1416 120669
Town of LaCrosse Town Hall 386-462-2784 120626
Town of Micanopy City Hall 352-466-3121 120344
City of Newberry City Hall 352-472-2161 120679
City of Waldo City Hall 352-468-1001 120003

Floodplain Maps Online

To browse floodplain maps, visit:

  • the Growth Management Map Atlas . Select Wetlands and Floodplains. Enter your Section-Township-Range.
  • the Alachua County Property Appraiser's website. Select GIS Maps under searches on the left hand menu. (Hint: You must have your screen resolution set to 1024 x 768 in order to view the maps.) To view floodplain maps, select Fema_1996 under the layers menu on the left hand side of the screen.
  • FEMA offers assistance to help find floodplain mapping. Contact a Map Specialist to assist you through email or by calling 1-877-FEMA MAP.
  • Floodplain maps are also available from FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping website.