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:
||FEMA Map Community Number|
|City of Alachua
|City of Archer
|City of Hawthorne
|City of Gainesville
|City of High Springs
|Town of LaCrosse
|Town of Micanopy
|City of Newberry
|City of Waldo
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.