HIGH WATER BANNER

Last Updated March 7, 2014
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P.O. Box 157--Hamburg, MI 48139-0157
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FLOODPLAINS AND FLOODWAYS IN HAMBURG TOWNSHIP
FLOODPLAIN AND FLOODWAY INFORMATION IN HAMBURG TOWNSHIP
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LIVING WITH FLOODPLAINS AND FLOODWAYS
IN HAMBURG TOWNSHIP

Waterbodies in Hamburg Township

Connected by the Huron River are the "Chain-of-Lakes" which pass through the Township and are among the most valuable natural resources of the community. In combination, the Huron River, the lakes and rolling hills create picturesque views.

Hamburg Township has over 30 named lakes and a number of creeks, most of which are tributary to the Huron River and interconnect with the many lakes. There are several major streams in the Township that flow from the north down to the Huron River. These major creeks are Hay Creek, Chilson Creek, South Ore Creek and Horseshoe Creek.

Floodplains comprise a large portion of the immediate banks of the Huron River, with some floodway areas near the north bend of the River near the Buck Lake Subdivision. Additional floodway areas are located just south of the Whitewood Lake area. South Ore Creek, Hall Creek, Oneida Lake, Bass Lake, Zukey Lake and Hay Creek are some of the water bodies connected to and affected by the River's flows.

Hamburg Township DOES Flood!

Hamburg Township experienced a number of high water events.  The National Weather Service records track recent events. 

The Huron River is served by a USGS Gaging Station #04172000 located at the Huron River Bridge over Hamburg Road near Van Antwerp Road. The location of this gaging station is Lat 42 degrees 27 minutes 55 seconds, longitude 83 degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds, in Section 24 of Hamburg Township. This area drains 308 square miles. Datum of the gage is 850.00 feet above sea level. Real-time gaging data on water flow rates and water levels is available for viewing over the Internet from the USGS website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=04172000.  Gage Station records have been collected since the early to mid-1950's.

Historical Crests at the Gage Station on the Huron River as tracked by the National Weather Service/NOAA Hydrological Prediction Service: (Flood stage is 6.5 feet above the 850.00 feet datum)

Property owners of flood prone properties need to be vigilant and take appropriate measures for protection or evacuation against flooding if the need arises.

HAMBURG FLOOD RESPONSE ACTION PLAN (FRAP)

On October 2, 2012, the Hamburg Township Board of Trustees adopted the Hamburg Flood Response Action Plan (FRAP) The FRAP was updated last on January 7, 2014. In it are detailed the actions the Township plans to take for different gage heights of water during high water/flooding events and emergencies.

Click here to view the FRAP.

 

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MARCH 6, 2014:   MESSAGE TO FLOOD PLAIN PROPERTY OWNERS:   SPRING FLOODING OUTLOOK ISSUED BY NWS/NOAA

The National Weather Service Forecast Office issued its Spring 2014 Hydrologic Outlook on March 6, 2014.  There is a near certainty of flooding this spring in the Huron River basin-Hamburg Township area with a better than 50% chance that this flooding will be major.  Hamburg Township residents should expect and start preparing for significant flooding this spring.   

The Hamburg Township Police Department, along with the Hamburg Township Fire Department and local officials, have been working closely with each other and other outside local, state and federal agencies preparing a response action plan for any flooding. We ask that residents also please make flood preparation plans for your home and family especially identifying and making arrangements for shelter/lodging in the event that you need to evacuate your home.

Information about flood preparedness can be found by clicking on the following links:

http://www.ready.gov/floods

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.asp

http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

* 01/07/2014 - View the Hamburg Flood Response Action Plan (FRAP)

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Hamburg Township
Planning & Zoning Administration
10405 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139
Phone: 810-231-1000 Ext. 221
Fax: 810-231-4295

Patrick Hagman
Planning & Zoning Administration
E-mail:
phagman@hamburg.mi.us

YOUR HOME OWNERS INSURANCE DOESN'T COVER FLOOD LOSSES

FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE DOES!

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FLOOD INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR HAMBURG  PROPERTIES

Hamburg Township is a participating community in FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Flood insurance is available for all properties in the Township.  Hamburg joined the NFIP with the original FIRM maps effective date 2-19-1986.  Hamburg's Community No. in the NFIP is   260118.

Hamburg Township is also a participating Community Rating Service (CRS) Community, with a Class 8 rating.

NEW FIRM MAPS ADOPTED FOR FALL 2008

New Livingston County wide FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) and an updated Flood Insurance Study (No. 26093CV000A) have been published by FEMA.  Their effective date is September 17, 2008.

GET MORE INFORMATION AT THE HAMBURG TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

FEMA Flood Maps for Hamburg Township and other information from the NFIP are also available at Hamburg Township Library during regular library hours in the vertical files section.   Ask a librarian for help accessing the vertical file.

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