Welcome to the Sequatchie County, TN Floodplain Management & Hazard Mitigation Plan Website

James Condra, Sequatchie County Floodplain Administrator

Sequatchie County, TN Joins the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

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Recent changes to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program through the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act are located below along with the newest Elevation Certificate required by the program and Presidential Executive Orders related to Floodplain Management. Please review and share with your community.


  Residents and business owners encouraged to purchase flood insurance

Sequatchie County, 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.

Sequatchie County recently joined the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on February 9, 2012, bringing the number of participating communities in Tennessee to 386.  Residents of Sequatchie County can insure their home/contents through the NFIP, administered by FEMA. View the One Page NFIP Factsheet, About the National Flood Insurance Program.

James Condra, Sequatchie County Tax Assessor was appointed the new Floodplain Administrator for the County and a Planning Commission was established to assist James with the administration of the Floodplain Management Program. “Now that we have the NFIP in place don’t wait until the forecast calls for heavy rain before deciding to insure against flood damage,” said James Condra, Sequatchie County Floodplain Administrator. “Purchasing an NFIP policy now will give some peace of mind if a flood occurs.”

A Public Meeting will be held on August 20, 2012, at 5:30 P.M. in the Sequatchie County Commission Chamber to provide information and answer questions about the NFIP, Floodplain Management Program, and NFIP Insurance Coverage. Please join James, the Planning Commission, and your neighbors at this very important meeting.

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 watercourse, 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.

View the Public Hearing Presentation for Floodplain Management

View the FEMA Brief Overview of the National Flood Insurance Program

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.

Sequatchie County Floodplain Ordinance

Plans & More, LLP Floodplain Management Training and Resource Website

Plans & More, LLP Floodplain Management 2-Day Training Presentation


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Floodplain Management Training and Information

Sequatchie County, TN Awarded FEMA & TEMA Grant Funding to write a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

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The Sequatchie County Commission will meet on March 18, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the County Courthouse Commission Chamber to consider a resolution to approve The Sequatchie County  Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP),  approved by FEMA on 27 February, 2013. View the FEMA Approval Letter here.

View the Meeting Presentation here.

The Sequatchie County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) was approved by TEMA on 14 January, 2013. The HMP is now under review by FEMA.
 

HMPC Public Hearing Documents - 17 DEC 2012
STAPLEE Surveys Completed - View
STAPLEE Tabulations - View
STAPLEE Results - Database  

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY and THE CITY OF DUNLAP

JOINT HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN COMMITTEE (HMPC) MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING

17 DECEMBER 2012, 5:00 PM

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 

Sequatchie County, TN Awarded FEMA & TEMA Grant Funding to write a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

Residents - business owners are encouraged to attend the HMPC Meeting.

A HMPC Meeting will be held on 17 December, 2012, at 5:00 PM, in the Sequatchie County Commission Chamber to review the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), adopt the HMP Draft Plan for recommendation to the Sequatchie County Commission, and the Dunlap City Council.

The Sequatchie County Commission appointed the HMPC on August 20, 2012 to begin working on the plan. To date, the HMPC completed the Executive Summary, Chapter 1: Planning Process, Chapters 2 & 3: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, Critical Facility Identification and Vulnerability Profiles, Chapter 4 & 5: Mitigation Strategies for Natural and Technological Hazards, Chapter 6, HMP Update and Maintenance, Chapter 7, Conclusions, and Appendices A - G for Sequatchie County and the City of Dunlap.

Please review the HMPC to share your thoughts and suggestions for the plan at the meetingThe input and concerns of the citizens, business owners, local, regional, and state agencies of Sequatchie County are a very important part of the process. 

 Meeting Document Links:

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY and THE CITY OF DUNLAP 
JOINT HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN COMMITTEE (HMPC) MEETING
19 NOVEMBER 2012, 5:00 PM
SEQUATCHIE CO. COURTHOUSE SMALL COURTROOM

Sequatchie County, TN Awarded FEMA & TEMA Grant Funding to write a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

Residents - business owners are encouraged to attend the HMPC Meeting.

A HMPC Meeting will be held on November 19, 2012, at 5:00 PM, in the Sequatchie County Commission Chamber to begin the Mitigation Strategy, STAPLEE and FEMA BCA 4.8 Process for the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). 

Meeting Document Links:

 SEQUATCHIE COUNTY and THE CITY OF DUNLAP 
JOINT HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN COMMITTEE (HMPC) MEETING
24 SEPTEMBER 2012, 5:30 PM
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Sequatchie County, TN Awarded FEMA & TEMA Grant Funding to write a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

Residents - business owners are encouraged to attend the HMPC Meeting.

A HMPC Meeting will be held on September 24, 2012, at 5:30 PM, in the Sequatchie County Commission Chamber to begin the Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment process for the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). 

The Sequatchie County Commission appointed a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) on August 20, 2012 to begin working on the plan.

The input and concerns of the citizens, business owners, local, regional, and state agencies of Sequatchie County are a very important part of the process. Please consider serving on the HMPC to share your thoughts and suggestions for the plan.

Sequatchie County, the City of Dunlap, and the community will work together to draft a proactive, useful HMP for our citizens and businesses.

Meeting Document Links:

Residents - business owners encouraged to     attend Public Meeting about the HMP Process

A Public Meeting will be held on August 20, 2012 in the Sequatchie County Commission Chamber to provide information and answer questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan process and opportunities for public input, comments and concerns. 

HMP Documents


Local Mitigation Plans


Over fifty percent of all jurisdictions in the State of Tennessee have FEMA-approved local hazard mitigation plans. Regulations governing content of local mitigation plans is found in 44 CFR Section 201.6, Local Mitigation Plans. A FEMA approved plan ensures the local jurisdiction is eligible to apply for all mitigation grant programs:


  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
  • Repetitive Flood Claims
  • Severe Repetitive Loss

Note: A single jurisdiction can develop a plan; however, the state encourages multi-jurisdictional plans and would rather see a county and all city or town entities involved in the same plan and planning process. 


Developing a local mitigation plan is considered an eligible activity under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (Source: TEMA, 2012).  


Sequatchie County is working with the City of Dunlap and Plans & More, LLP to establish a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) to draft the Multi-Jurisdictional HMP. The input and concerns of the citizens, business owners, local, regional and state agencies of Sequatchie County are a very important part of the process. Please consider serving on the HMPC to share your thoughts and suggestions for the plan.


To learn about the HMP process, elements, timeline, and work program visit the:


Plans & More, LLP Hazard and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update Training Website

Federal and State HMP Website Information

We look forward to working with Sequatchie County, the City of Dunlap and the community to draft a proactive, useful HMP for its citizens.
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