Flood Information

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.

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