One of the goals of our Department is to ensure that our residents are safe from potential damages of flooding. Even if your property is not in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), i.e. flood zones A or V, you still need to protect yourself and be aware of flood hazards in the community.
Education and awareness are the first steps in protecting yourself. Check your flood hazard by reviewing flood maps and flood protection information below, at the Inspections Department, and at Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission. These offices can provide information on depth of flooding, past flood problems, and copies of elevation certificates for your property. Even if you are not in a SFHA, there may still be some risk of flooding.
If requested, Public Works Department will visit your property for free to review its flood problem and recommend ways to stop flooding or prevent flood damage. Call Public Works at (912) 876-8216.
The City of Hinesville participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes federally backed flood insurance available for all eligible buildings, whether they are in a SFHA or not. Why You Need Flood Insurance
Flood insurance is mandatory for buildings in SFHA (view details here). Flood insurance covers direct losses caused by surface flooding and local drainage problems. If you are already covered by flood insurance, check to ensure the building coverage is adequate and that content coverage is included in your insurance policy.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issues Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) that shows flood risks.
- Interactive Online Map - Hinesville GIS Office
- Data download - FEMA Map Service Center
- Printed copies can be viewed or purchased from the Hinesville GIS Office