|Georgia Association of Floodplain Management|
Constitution of the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management
The purpose of the Association is to serve as a unifying force for floodplain
managers within the State of Georgia, producing a support mechanism, which is
ultimately aimed at branching into the nationwide network. The Association
seeks to find and make possibilities for the presence, thoughts and actions of its
members to affect and integrate within public policy the best known management
practices expressing collective intent and experience, thereby initiating within the
general populace the recognition towards, and resonance with, sound floodplain
and stormwater management as an imperative duty of environmental
stewardship, described by the actions, examples and contributions of its
The Association will provide educational opportunities allowing a dissemination
of general and technical information, in order to keep its members abreast with
the advancement of floodplain and stormwater management knowledge. The
Association encourages the exchange of information, ideas and experiences
among the practitioners of floodplain and stormwater management.
There are many different resources available for flooding information. One source that is recommended regarding current flood information for Georgia is the Georgia DFIRM website. This website was created by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) as part of the Georgia FEMA Map Mod and RiskMAP process, with the general public in mind. There is information about current FEMA RiskMAP projects and upcoming FEMA Flood Studies,as part of FEMA’s RiskMAP process on the website. All of the effective and preliminary panels (if applicable) for the State of Georgia are availble on this site. The GA DFIRM website also has an interactive map viewer that you can see what flood risk your area has. Resources for government (federal and local) officials are also available along with a Glossary of Frequently Used Terms
For information on Substantial Damage please visit the FEMA Substantial Website. This website has all the information need to complete an evaluation on a damaged structure and up-to-date information and guidance.
You can download the Substantial Damage Estimator directly from the FEMA Website. They are currently on version SDE 2.0.