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Henry County, GA

Contact henry County Government
347 Phillips Drive
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-7246
Tel: (770) 288-RAIN
Fax: (770) 288-7257

Mon - Fri: 7:30a - 4:30p


Floodplain Management

Flood Insurance & the National Flood Insurance Program

Henry County Flood InsuranceSince damages resulting from flooding are usually not covered under regular homeowner or business insurance policies, specific flood insurance policies are needed. Renters may also purchase contents coverage flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 made affordable flood insurance possible through federally-subsidized programs. Property owners in incorporated County may purchase flood insurance that will typically cover structures and their contents from losses due to flooding. Improvements such as fencing, walls, swimming pools, landscaping or small storage sheds, however, are usually not covered by this insurance.

If your home is in a federally-mapped floodplain and you finance it with a loan backed by the federal government, then flood insurance is mandatory. Even when not required by law, it is always recommended that you consider the benefits of purchasing flood insurance. Many flood damaged structures are located outside of federally mapped floodplains. When you are planning to purchase a new home or property, always confirm the floodplain status of the property before you purchase the property. Please note that real estate agents are only required to determine if a property is within a federally mapped floodplain, so if your realtor provides flood information to you, be sure to verify whether or not the realtor has determined if the property is impacted by local floodplains. You can do this yourself by visiting FloodSmart.gov or viewing our digital maps.

Flood Insurance Basics

National Flood Insurance Fact Sheet
Myths and Facts about NFIP
How the National Flood Insurance Program Works
10 Facts Every Consumer Should Know
Top Ten Facts For
Insurance Professionals
Top Ten Facts For Lenders
Questions & Answers for Real Estate Professionals
FEMA: National Flood Insurance Program

Community Rating System

The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS) is designed to recognize and reward communities such as Henry County that work to reduce flood damages through various floodplain management and flood awareness activities. Administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the program can significantly reduce flood insurance premiums paid by local property owners.

Some of the local activities recognized in the CRS program include:

  • Reducing potential flood damages to existing buildings, especially those that have incurred repeated flood damages in the past
  • Improving management of developing areas that are not mapped by the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Requiring greater protection than the minimum standards set by the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Providing community-wide flood emergency response services
  • Helping residents to obtain more information about flooding and flood insurance

By providing enhanced customer services and implementing higher regulatory standards, the county’s participation in the CRS allows residents of unincorporated Henry County to obtain lower flood insurance rates.

Please visit the following link learn more about Community Rating System (CRS).

Last updated: Tuesday February 21 2012

Stormwater Calendar

Stormwater Survey

Stormwater Calendar

Stormwater Technical & Engineering Documents

Stormwater: Public Outreach

Stormwater: Drainage Complaint

Stormwater - Only Rain Down the Storm Drain

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