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Floodplain Management

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​Know your flood hazard

By entering an address into the search bar of the flood​​plain map, residents can quickly learn where their property exists in relation to the floodplain.  All Elevation Certificates and Letters of Map Change that have been recieved by the CIty are also availabe on the same floodplain map, by using the Identify Tool (Find Data on the Map).

Emergency alerts

Floods can strike with little or no warning. If you rely on a cell phone or have recently disconnected your landline​, then it’s more important than ever to sign up for the city’s CodeREDTM notification system. This could be the city’s only way to reach you in an emergency.

The CodeRED™ Emergency Telephone Calling System is used for mass emergency notifications to notify residents and businesses, within minutes, of an emergency or potential hazard. The system will call each number and leave voicemail messages on landlines and cell phones.​​

​National flood insurance ​program ​

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)​, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),  aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces ​the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically.​

To learn more please visit FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program

Sign up for the city's CodeRED notification systemSign up for emergency alerts

Jerry Hancock
Storm W​ater and Floodplain Programs Coordinator​
301 E. Huron Street, 4th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104​
734.794.6430 x43709​​