Judy Parker, APR
For Immediate Release
Sandy Springs Public Works Department Seeking Additional Flood Prone Structures
Release Date: 11/12/2010
November 12, 2010— The Stormwater Services Division of the City of Sandy Springs Public Works Department is currently gathering information on flood prone structures within the City, in an effort to assess them for potential buyout. The Department is contacting property owners who may have experienced flooding during the September 2009 floods. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) has indicated they will accept additional applications for consideration. These applications will be considered for funding after the applications previously submitted have been funded and if there are any funds remaining.
In order to be considered for these supplemental applications, the applicant must meet the following three (3) criteria:
The house was flooded during the September 2009 flood.
The house is located in the effective Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain.
The house has had damages totaling half the value of the house during the last 10 years. Document of these damages must be provided.
Properties will be prioritized based on location within the floodplain or floodway, elevation, history of past floods, amount of past damages and projected future flood losses.
If you are interested in participating in this program and having your home included in the assessment process, please complete the attached questionnaire and return it to David Chastant by November 24, 2010.
Attn: David Chastant, Stormwater Services Manager
City of Sandy Springs
7840 Roswell Road, Building 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Please note that the homeowner is responsible for 15 percent of the costs to purchase and demolish any structures on the property. A representative from the Department will contact you if additional information or a visit to the property is needed.
Persons who indicate they are interested in participating are not committed to the program. They must be a willing participant and may refuse the final offer at any time up until the closing.
To access the Flood Hazard Mitigation Program Questionnaire online, visit www.sandyspringsga.org and click on “City Departments,” then “Public Works.” For questions or comments, please contact David Chastant, Stormwater Services Manager, at 770-206-2524. For more information on the City of Sandy Springs, visit www.sandyspringsga.org or call 770-730-5600.