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Flood Management

National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (NFIP/CRS)

The City of Gatlinburg does participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.  Currently the City maintains a class 8 rating.

 

Flood Plain Management and Flood Damage Reduction Regulations

The City of Gatlinburg has adopted a comprehensive set of Flood Plain Management Regulations.  In addition to assistance with permit Requirements, the City of Gatlinburg provides services for residents and business owners developing property within the Flood Hazard Areas of the city.  The city utilizes various reports, studies, and maps in providing flood protection assistance.  Beyond answering general flood-related inquiries, the following information and/or assistance is available:

  • Determination of Flood Zones and Base Flood Elevations (BFE) using the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).
  • Determination of Finished Floor Elevations (FFE) using TVA Flood Reports.
  • On-site visits to properties in Flood Hazard Areas to evaluate and advise on appropriate flood protection measures.
  • Explanation of the City's Flood Preparedness Plan, evacuation procedures, warning systems, and historical data on community flooding.
  • A list of contractors and consultants that are knowledgeable or experienced in retrofitting techniques and construction.
  • Advice on how to select a qualified contractor for development located in the Flood Hazard Areas.
  • Review and critique of retrofitting plans, (with assistance from TVA).

 

Flood Plain Management and Flood Damage Reduction Regulations

The City of Gatlinburg has adopted a comprehensive set of Flood Plain Management Regulations.  In addition to assistance with permit Requirements, the City of Gatlinburg provides services for residents and business owners developing property within the Flood Hazard Areas of the city.  The city utilizes various reports, studies, and maps in providing flood protection assistance.  Beyond answering general flood-related inquiries, the following information and/or assistance is available:

  • Determination of Flood Zones and Base Flood Elevations (BFE) using the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).
  • Determination of Finished Floor Elevations (FFE) using TVA Flood Reports.
  • On-site visits to properties in Flood Hazard Areas to evaluate and advise on appropriate flood protection measures.
  • Explanation of the City's Flood Preparedness Plan, evacuation procedures, warning systems, and historical data on community flooding.
  • A list of contractors and consultants that are knowledgeable or experienced in retrofitting techniques and construction.
  • Advice on how to select a qualified contractor for development located in the Flood Hazard Areas.
  • Review and critique of retrofitting plans, (with assistance from TVA).
  • Gatlinburg Flood Elevation Certificates.

 

Do You Know The Benefits Of Buying Flood Insurance?  

Buying flood insurance is the best thing you can do to protect your home, business, family, and financial security from a flood.  

 

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides information on the National Flood Insurance Program. The City of Gatlinburg participates in NFIP, so contact your insurance carrier about buying flood insurance.  

 

Be Flood Smart! Get covered today!  

www.FEMA.GOV

www.floodsmart.gov

Click here for a  Flood Hazard Information Brochure in pdf file format.

 

Additional Information on Flooding

 Flood Risks Across Country

Flood After Fire Risks

Heavy Rains Flood Risks

Winter Flooding

New Development Flood Risks

Flood Smart Business Checklist

Flood Smart Consumer Checklist

 

Flood Ordinances

Ordinance 2404 Flood Damage Prevention NFIP

Ordinance 2405 Amendment to FP1 Floodplain District

 

Flood Elevation Certifications

2000 Elevation Certifications

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An Adobe Acrobat file 2009 Elevation CertificatesDownload Preceding File Preview the file 2.04 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:24
An Adobe Acrobat file 2007ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 5.19 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:25
An Adobe Acrobat file 2006ElevationCertDownload Preceding File Preview the file 1.23 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:24
An Adobe Acrobat file 2005_ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 3.29 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:25
An Adobe Acrobat file 2002ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 785.27 KB 2016-09-21 14:12:24
An Adobe Acrobat file 2001ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 1.18 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:24
An Adobe Acrobat file 2000ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 3.06 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:24

 

1990 Elevation Certifications

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An Adobe Acrobat file 1999ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 1.04 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1998ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 2.57 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1997ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 509.93 KB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1996ElevationCertredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 532.91 KB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1995ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 1.7 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:26
An Adobe Acrobat file 1994ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 1.72 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1993ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 524.79 KB 2016-09-21 14:12:26
An Adobe Acrobat file 1992ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 652.64 KB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1991ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 711.42 KB 2016-09-21 14:12:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 1990ElevationCertsredDownload Preceding File Preview the file 1.23 MB 2016-09-21 14:12:27

1980 Elevation Certifications

1989 Elevation Certifications  -- pdf file size is 4.33 MB