Determining Flood Risk in Alachua County

​With hurricane season fast approaching, Alachua County urges residents to be prepared in the event of a flood.

The primary causes of flooding in Alachua County are tropical storms and afternoon thunderstorms, most frequently occurring from June through November. 

Residents can review the Determining Flood Risks in Alachua County document created by Alachua County Public Works that has information about flood safety measures, hurricane preparedness, floodplain development permits, drainage maintenance systems and more.

Other useful links

For up-to-date information on hurricanes and emergency threats to your area, visit Text “Alachua” to 888-777 for real-time updates sent to your phone.

Check to see if your home is in a flood zone. Type in your address, then click on the “flood zones” tab.

For information on adding flood insurance learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

For more information, contact Alachua County Development Review Engineer Lalit Lalwani at 352-374-5245 or

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