Floodplain Management

Responsibilities & Duties

The management of the National Flood Information Program (NFIP) in a community consists of a partnership between the Federal government and the local community. The roles and responsiblities of the community are as follows:

  • Provide restrictions and regulations that govern the use of floodplains, to include development in the floodplain, issuing of development permits, and reviewing of subdivision proposals to ensure the project is safe from flooding and provides for adequate drainage;
  • Provide information on how property owners can protect themselves from flood damage;
  • Provide information on the NFIP; and
  • Provide mapping and insurance information services.
Flooded Farm Land