Floodplain management means the operation of an overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage, including but not limited to emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, and floodplain management regulations.
Flood damage can be significantly reduced when development is not placed in harm’s way or is appropriately protected from flood hazards. Properly managed floodplains can increase property values and expand recreational opportunities, while reducing direct and indirect costs associated with flood hazards, erosion, and stormwater; improving groundwater recharge and water quality; and providing valuable wildlife habitat.
If you are in a floodplain and plan on filling or building, please contact the Public Works Department at (419) 663-6735.
To determine if your property is within a floodplain, go to http://msc.fema.gov/portal and type in your address.
1969 brought with it one of the worst floods Huron County has experienced. Click here for an interesting recap of the devestating event.
Public Works Department
38 Whittlesey, Norwalk, Ohio 44857
419-663-6707 ph 419-663-6788 fax
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Public Works Director Joshua Snyder