If you have experienced any flooding or drainage problems during storms in the city,
please contact us by using our online form or by calling 662-227-3442. During a
storm, flooding problems can be reported to the Police Department by calling 662-226-1211.
If you encounter a flooded road or street, always remember:
Turn Around, Don't Drown!
What is the NFIP?
The NFIP is a Federal program enabling property owners in participating communities
to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. This insurance is
designed to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating
costs of repairing damage to buildings and their contents caused by floods.
Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and
the Federal Government that states if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain
management ordinance to reduce future flood risks to new construction in Special
Flood Hazard Areas, the Federal Government will make flood insurance available within
the community as a financial protection against flood losses.
The U.S. Congress established the NFIP on August 1, 1968, with the passage of the
National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The NFIP was broadened and modified with the
passage of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (PDF 446KB) and other legislative
measures. It was further modified by the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994
(PDF 294KB) and the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004. The NFIP is administered
by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) a component of the Department of Homeland
The City of Grenada is a NFIP participating community. The most current ordinance
governing floodplain defelopment is the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (Regulations
in Chapter 8, Article III). The ordinance was adopted by the City Council by a 7-0
vote on June 16, 2004.
Do I live in a floodplain? If you think you live in or near a floodplain you can
check by looking at our floodplain boundary map.