Flood Protection Information

The following links provide information on flood mitigation, protection, and insurance.


FEMA -Federal Emergency Management Agency website (spanish)


2017 Flood Newsletter -Download the 2017 flood information newsletter.



Georgetown Flood Map -FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) may be viewed in the Building & Planning Department upon request.  FEMA Map Service Center


2016 PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAP for City of Georgetown.  When adopted by the state, this will become the new flood map for Georgetown.



Hurricane Evacuation and shelter location information.


Floodsmart.gov -The official site of the Nation Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Flood Economics – The economic investments and benefits for homeowners on flood hazard mitigation projects.


SC State Climatology Office -Information on climate, from floods to drought.


Elevation Certificate Information -click to view recent EC’s in the City of Georgetown.  Please inquire with the City of Georgetown’s Housing & Community Development Department for further information that is readily available upon request.


NOAA -Real time river flood levels for Georgetown area.

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) – Go here to find your evacuation zone and other emergency information.  HMGP Grants


Drainage System maintenance -Some information on our drainage system.


SCDHEC Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)


The Weather Channel -Get real-time local weather updates and warnings.


Flood Warning System -Listen to the local City of Georgetown Emergency Operations radio station.


Natural and Beneficial Functions of the Local Floodplain


Georgetown County Library -Search for Flood Protection or Flood Insurance in the online catalog to get all types of flood information and books from your local Georgetown County library.


Flood Ordinance for the City of Georgetown


Hurricane Surge Map for the City of Georgetown


2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan for Georgetown


Program for Public Information (PPI) Multijurisdictional plan for Georgetown County, Pawleys Island, and the City of Georgetown (2016) Projects Chart


NOAA Digital Coast – Sea Level Rise Viewer

NOAA Digital Coast – Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

If you have any questions or concerns about FIRM’s, permits for flood retrofitting, or floodplain management, we can help you.  Please contact our staff at 843-545-4010.