Coopertown, TN NFIP History

Coopertown, TN joined the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on September 15, 2003 to make flood insurance available to property owners and renters. The Coopertown Board of Aldermen passed a Floodplain Management Ordinance that was recently updated and adopted.

Project at a Glance:

Coopertown, Tennessee – While flood protection might be the last thing on the minds of Tennessee residents and business owners -- even those who live in low-to-moderate flood risk areas should consider purchasing a flood insurance policy now.

Residents of Coopertown, TN can insure their home and contents through the NFIP, administered by FEMA. View the One Page NFIP Factsheet, About the National Flood Insurance Program.

Vicky Bumgardner, Building Official was appointed as the Floodplain Administrator for the Town. Vicky is responsible for the Floodplain Management Program. 

A Public Meeting will be held on November 5, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. at the Coopertown Middle School Auditorium to provide training and information and to answer questions about the NFIP, Floodplain Management Program, and changes to NFIP Insurance Coverage under the Biggert - Waters Act, 2012

Please join Vicky, the Coopertown Board of Aldermen, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and your neighbors at this very important meeting.

An additional 2-hour Floodplain Management Training Session is scheduled at the Coopertown City Hall for the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on November 18, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The meeting is open to the public.

As the yearly spring rainy season approaches, Tennessee is facing another potential disaster.  Flood risk is higher as a direct result of the development along rivers and other watercourses, according to hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). When development occurs impervious surfaces and structures replace trees and other vegetation that soak up rainwater are lost. Storm runoff can cause severe erosion, mudslides, and flooding.



While the highest risk of flooding is to properties lying along Tennessee waterways, it also rises for homes adjacent to these areas. Such conditions are one reason flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Yet, homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage.

Now, homeowners, renters, condo owners/renters, and commercial owners/renters in the county can buy policies, although there is a 30-day waiting period before the coverage becomes effective.

Flood insurance is usually obtained from the same insurance agent where you purchase homeowners, renters, or commercial insurance policies, or a list of agents can be found on the NFIP Website.

The interactive website also offers an easy way to get the estimated annual cost of flood insurance for a specific address.




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  • Changes to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) posted 24 minutes ago by SHARON ARMSTRONGRecent changes to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program through the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act are located below along with the newest ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 9:29 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • Coopertown Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Floodplain Management Training A two-hour Floodplain Management Training Session is scheduled at the Coopertown City Hall for the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on November 18, 2013, 6:00 ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2013, 10:09 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • Town of Coopertown, TN Board of Mayor & Aldermen, Planning Commission, BZA Training and Public Meeting A Public Meeting will be held on November 5, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. at the Coopertown Middle School Auditorium to provide training and information and to ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2013, 10:07 AM by SHARON ARMSTRONG
  • Floodplain Management Program Files The Coopertown, TN Floodplain Management Package and Parcel Files are complete.
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