Floodplain Management Team

 

Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits710 North 20th Street, Room 500Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact Title Number
Denise P. Bell, CFM Floodplain Administrator Planning, Urban Design & Watershed Management Division 205-254-2479Denise.Bell@birminghamal.gov
Katrina Thomas Planner 205-254-2479 Katrina.Thomas@birminghamal.gov
Amber L. Gray PlannerPlanning, Urban Design & Watershed Management Division 205-254-2479Amber.Gray@birminghamal.gov
Permitting Services Office City Hall, 2nd Floor 205-254-2904

  Major Accomplishments

 

  • Acquired/relocated over 1,200 floodplain properties for park and other open space uses.
  • Received over $22 million in FEMA grant funding for flood mitigation efforts.
  • Received over $4 for Community Safe Room Construction
  • Adopted City-wide Flood Mitigation/Stormwater Management Plan.
  • COB has CRS Class 6 designation that resulted in a 20% flood insurance premium discount for our residents.
  • COB has removed over 200 structures incorrectly mapped in the Special Flood Hazard Areas through Letter Of Map Amendment Program
  • Joined NFIP Regular Phase 1981
  • Constructed Phase I VC Linear Park 1995 after the first major buyout
  • Amended Floodplain Ordinance 1995
  • Implemented USACE Buyout 1988-92 (~800 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA Buyouts 1996-2000 (~255 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA FMA Buyouts 2001-2004 (~10 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA HMGP FLOODWAY BUYOUTS 2003 (~31 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA HMGP BUYOUTS 2005 (~16 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA PDM BUYOUTS 2003 (~110 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA PDM BUYOUTS 2005 (~68 Properties)
  • Implemented FEMA PDM BUYOUTS 2007 (~13 Properties)
  • Successfully secured over $9 Million Dollars in reimbursement for the 2011 Storm Event  

 

2012- 2013 Community Rating System (CRS) Program Status Report on Jefferson County Interim Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

2012-2013 CRS Program Status Report On Jefferson County Interim Multi-Hazard Plan (52 KiB)

2012-2013 CRS Program Status Report on Jefferson County Interim Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

2012-2013 CRS Program Status Report On Jefferson County Interim Multi-Hazard Plan2013 (57 KiB)

 Press Release Jefferson County Community Rating System

DRAFT PRESS RELEASE For 2012-2013 CRS Status Report On Jefferson County Interim Multi-Hazard Plan2013 (55 KiB)