Gwinnett Floodplain Information Available Online
The risk of your home or business flooding during severe weather is often impacted by land development and land use activitis within th surrounding local area.
Visit the Floodplain Information Portal to check if your home or business is in or near a floodplain and whether you should consider getting flood insurance.
Gwinnett County has approximately 22,000 acres of floodplain. Floodplain is very beneficial to our overall ecosystem; water quality is improved through the wetlands ability to filter nutrients and impurities from runoff and process organic wastes.
The county's Floodplain Management Ordinance prohibits construction within the floodplain. A home built on a floodplain lot is required to be elevated three (3) feet above the 100 year Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
The county currently has about 500 policyholders within the county who have purchased flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Each of these policyholders will realize a 10% discount this year based on Gwinnett County being an active and participating member of the Community Rating System (CRS).
If you are currently paying for flood insurance you may be eligible to apply for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) and cancel your flood insurance.
Please take a moment and review the new Flood Information Site. It is full of informative and interesting news.