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Overview of Project in State

As summarized on the Project Info page, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with State agencies, regional entities, and communities to update coastal flood hazard information and produce new digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the Southeastern United States. In Georgia, the new coastal engineering analyses performed as part of the coastal flood risk study effort affect the counties listed below. Additional information about the coastal flood risk study effort for southeastern Georgia is provided on a FEMA Project Fact Sheet (PDF). 

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Project Team Information

The project team for the coastal flood risk study effort includes skilled professionals from the following organizations:

The project team for the coastal flood risk study effort for southeastern Georgia is working closely with the project team for the coastal flood risk study for northeastern Florida because the coastal engineering analyses cover the nine affected counties in Georgia listed above and nine affected counties in northeastern Florida. Please visit the Information for Northeast Florida Study Area page for additional information.

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Project Documents

The following documents are pertinent to the processing of the coastal flood risk study for southeastern Georgia:

Please Note: Because of the large file size, some documents above may require longer than average downloading time 

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Community Contact Information

As with other similar projects undertaken by FEMA and partners in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the primary community contacts are the Chief Executive Officer, or CEO, and the Floodplain Administrator, or FPA.

The CEO is an elected official of a community (e.g., Mayor, Board of County Commissioners Chair or Chairman, County Council Chair or Chairman) who has the authority to implement and administer laws, ordinances, and regulations for that community.

The FPA is the community official who is responsible for implementing and enforcing floodplain management measures and for monitoring floodplain development. Floodplain management is the operation of a program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage, including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness plans, flood-control works, and floodplain management regulations.

Project team members have compiled contact information for the community CEOs and FPAs in the affected counties in a "Community Information" table accessible through the link below along with the addresses of the Community Map Repositories, the effective dates of the current effective FIRMs, and statistical information on flood insurance policies.  Additional information on the CEOs, FPAs, and other community officials generally is available on the individual community websites; links to the community websites, where available, also are included in the "Community Information" table.

Community Information for Georgia Coastal Counties, March 2018 (PDF)

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Coastal Study Contact Information

Please visit the Coastal Study Contacts page for information on who to contact at FEMA and GA DNR regarding the coastal flood risk study effort. The "Community Information" table mentioned above also is accessible through the Coastal Study Contacts page. For additional information, please visit the FEMA website or the GA DNR website.

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Status and Location of Revised Flood Hazard Maps

Updated FIRMs and accompanying Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the eight of the nine counties listed above are now effective; the FIRM and FIS report for Liberty County is considered final and will become effective on December 7, 2018. To view the effective versions of the FIRMs and FIS reports, interested parties can:

  • Visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center website and search by State and county/community name.
  • Check with the county and community FPAs to determine whether a county or community has or is planning to post the FIRM and FIS report on its own website.
  • Visit the Community Map Repository, or CMR, in the community of interest to view paper copies of the FIRM and FIS report.
    • The CMR is the local office in a participating community where the FIRM, FIS report, and related products (e.g., Letters of Map Change) are kept for local use and viewing by citizens.
    • The CMR addresses are provided in the "Community Information" table referenced above.
    • The CMR addresses for Charlton County are shown on the current, effective version of the FIRM Index.
    • The CMR addresses for all other counties are shown in the "Additional Information" section of the effective FIS report.
    • The effective versions of the FIRM Index and FIS reports may be viewed or downloaded from the FEMA Flood Map Service Center website.
    • You may also obtain information on the CMRs by contacting the FEMA Map Information eXchange, toll free, at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 

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Available Resources

FEMA has designed stakeholder pages to identify resources that should be useful to certain interested parties. Links to the stakeholder pages appear on the left-hand side of each page of this Web Portal.

Through the Coastal Study Resources pages, visitors can access an array of useful publications and resources ((e.g., fact sheets, information sheets, flyers, brochures) developed by FEMAState agencies, other Federal agencies, and professional associations and other stakeholder organizations. FEMA will update this inventory of resources that appears on these pages regularly, so please check back often for the latest materials.

Many of the FEMA resources also are accessible through the FEMA Resource and Document Library. The FEMA Resource and Document Library is a searchable, web-based collection of publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including but not limited to the following: CDs, DVDs, publications, brochures, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, disability resources, audio and video files, posters, and slide presentations. Users can locate, download, save, or print items from this library.

 

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