Flood Hazard Information

Flood Hazard Information

Flooding is a major hazard in Alachua County. To better prepare residents, Emergency Management has put together some useful links and information on flood insurance.

Alachua County faces two main flood threats:

  • For the majority of Alachua County, the primary causes of flooding are tropical systems and afternoon thunderstorms, which generally occur from June to November. Certain areas of the county are low-lying and subject to flooding from rising water. These areas include those in the extreme southeast portion of the county along the shores of Newnans, Orange and Lochloosa Lakes; portions of Gainesville along Hogtown Creek; the Santa Fe River and closed basin areas such as Paynes Prairie and the Kanapaha area.
  • The other flooding threat involves storm water runoff that occurs in many locations. This problem has increased due to increased development in areas subject to urban flooding.