New Flood Maps Issued in Baldwin County, AL!

June 25, 2019 2:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Flood maps in Mobile, AL affect many aspects of residents’ lives. New flood maps were just released for all of Baldwin County, AL, which will affect many homes that were not previously in flood zones. Not only will this affect your emergency preparedness planning, but it will affect construction rules and heights based on the new flood maps. If you’re interested in how the new maps might affect your next project, contact Polysurveying in Mobile, AL, and read on to learn more about flood zones that affect you.

Flood maps of your area

If you’re looking for a flood map in Mobile, AL, you can find them at the Baldwin County Inspection Department, as well as at your local library. You can also find elevation certificates for the past few years at the Baldwin County Inspection Department. These maps will assist with showing special flood hazard areas so you’re aware of the dangers and where they may be located, as well as with finding specific properties and where they’re located within a flood zone.

They will also show information about the regulatory base flood elevations and elevation certificates that help rate flood insurance policies. If you’re interested in knowing whether flood insurance is mandatory for you to purchase, flood maps can assist with that, in addition to identifying any regulatory provisions that may apply to your property. The map of your particular property will also report any previous flood damage. The Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Department can provide even more information for your specific property, as can the experts at Polysurveying in Mobile, AL.

Be prepared and flood ready

In addition to knowing the history and rules that apply to your property, it’s a good idea to take precautions in the case of storms and subsequent flooding. Baldwin County’s Emergency Management Agency tries to prepare citizens for storms and keep them aware of possible warnings through the Emergency Alert System on local radio and television. Make sure you tune in to your convenient local station for weather updates. Know the difference between the terms “flood watch” and “flash flood warning.” A flood watch means that flash flooding is possible, and monitoring stations are watching for rising waters. A flash flood warning, meanwhile, indicates that a flood has been reported in danger areas and evacuation is advised. You’ll have 30 minutes or less to act when you receive this warning, as waters rise quickly.

It’s also a good idea to purchase flood insurance, especially if you’re living in a danger area as indicated on the flood maps in Mobile, AL. Floods can cause loss and damage of property, and many homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Flood insurance will pay for all covered losses, with money that doesn’t have to be paid back, such as federal disaster assistance and aid sometimes does. Above all, it’s important to have a plan ahead of time in the event of flash flooding so you can evacuate and get to a safe place quickly.

Polysurveying provides land surveying and mapping services, including flood maps in Mobile, AL and surrounding areas. We specialize in surveying both commercial and residential projects, including land surveys, boundary surveys, elevation surveys and topographical surveys. Contact us today to find out how you can be prepared before a flood happens.

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