One of the goals of our Department is to ensure that our residents are safe from potential flood damages. Even if your property is not in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), i.e. flood zones A, AE, V, or VE, you still need to protect yourself and be aware of flood hazards in the community.
Education and awareness are the first steps in protecting yourself. Check your flood hazard by reviewing flood maps and flood protection information below, at the Inspections Department, and at Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission. These offices can provide information, if available, on flood depth, past flood problems, and copies of elevation certificates for your property. Even if you are not in a SFHA, there may still be some risk of flooding.
If requested, Public Works Department will visit your property for free to review its flood problem and recommend ways to stop flooding or prevent flood damage. Call Public Works at (912) 876-8216.
The City of Hinesville participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes federally backed flood insurance available for all eligible buildings, whether they are in a SFHA or not. Why You Need Flood Insurance
Flood insurance is mandatory for buildings in SFHA (view details here). Flood insurance covers direct losses caused by surface flooding and local drainage problems. If you are already covered by flood insurance, check to ensure the building coverage is adequate and that content coverage is included in your insurance policy.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issues Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) that shows flood risks.
- Interactive Online Map - Hinesville GIS Office
- Identify Your Flood Risk - Georgia Flood Map Program
- Data download - FEMA Map Service Center
- Printed copies can be viewed or purchased from the Hinesville GIS Office
USGS Current Water Data
Real-time data typically are recorded at 15-60 minute intervals, stored onsite, and then transmitted to USGS offices every 1 to 4 hours, depending on the data relay technique used. Recording and transmission times may be more frequent during critical events. Data from real-time sites are relayed to USGS offices via satellite, telephone, and/or radio and are available for viewing within minutes of arrival. All real-time data are provisional and subject to revision.
- Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
- Flood Safety: before, during, and after
- Permit Requirements for Flood Hazard Areas
Website Maintenance Notice
The flood information website links and administrative interface will undergo routine monthly maintenance. This will ensure that our residents is provided detailed and updated information about flood protection from outside agencies and organizations.
The flood information website will undergo content maintenance annually. Content such as maps and information on flooding will be updated as needed. The goal is to provide our residents with a continued service of current and useful flood information.