Floods are one of the most common
hazards in the United States, however, all floods are not
alike. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood
or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins.
Some floods develop slowly, over a period of days. Some develop
quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes and without any visible
signs of rain. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of
roaring water that carries rocks, mud, and other debris and
can sweep away most things in its path. Overland flooding
occurs outside a defined river or stream.
It is important to be aware of flood
hazards regardless of where you live. Even very small streams,
gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground
that appears harmless in dry weather can flood.
This section provides citizens of Henry County with information
and resources to familiarize themselves with the subject of
flooding, and to become acquainted with the policies and programs
related to flooding and floodplain management.
Henry County Floodplain Mapping
: Each panel is numbered. To locate a desired panel, zoom in and click that section for a more detailed view. Adjust your view settings to a desired area within a selected panel. To print, select File, Print and Current View.
Flood Maps - Henry County
: The Georgia Flood
Map provides the latest in digital floodplain data. You
can view and download the most recent flood insurance
and basin information.
: Floodsmart provides detailed information about floods, risk of financial loss due to flooding and flood insurance. Sponsored by the National Flood Insurance Program.