Watch: What is a Floodplain? What to Expect Find the Floodplain
What to Expect
During hurricane season we see severe rain in a short period of time in August and September. Weather like this can happen throughout the year, too.
This can cause creek levels to rise quickly and streambanks to flood. You may see impacts from these storms if your property is in or near:
- The floodplain (the area directly next to a river or creek); or,
- A flood prone area.
This flooding happens naturally and cannot be completely prevented. Impacts include hazardous flooding, water damage, and limited access to and from your home.
Find the Floodplain
Use this interactive map to see if you're in or near the floodplain.
- Enter your address
- View the 'floodplain' layer
- Pink and blue represent the floodplain