Open House to Review City’s Flood Plan

The City of Savannah is asking for citizen input on the Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan at an open house on Wednesday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) 100 East State Street.

As a continuation of its ongoing floodplan and stormwater management efforts the City’s flood plan assesses current flood hazard conditions, including historically flooded areas and the most critical repetitively flooded properties, to develop strategies to consider in reducing or eliminating future flood losses. The plan will also serve as a means to help reduce the flood insurance premiums for property owners insured through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

After the open house, the final Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan will be submitted for adoption by City Council. The final version will be a stand-alone plan that will serve as an update to the Flood Hazard section of the Chatham County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Plan. The overall goal of the Plan is to provide greater focus and foresight to the City of Savannah in reducing its current and future flood hazards.

A copy of the Plan can be examined at the Bull Street Library and the City’s Permit Center at 6 East Bay Street, 2nd Floor. The Plan can also be viewed on-line at and then by clicking on the “Citizen feedback needed on draft Flood Plan” link under the “City of Savannah Highlights” section of the home page.

For more information contact Tom McDonald at 651-6530.

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