Media Release

Free FEMA Flood Protection Information Booklets Available to the Public

Monday, May 2, 2016 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Public Works Department, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program, is offering free FEMA Flood Protection Information booklets to the public at participating Alachua County libraries.

The booklets are available on the second floor of the Alachua County Library Headquarters (401 East University Avenue, Gainesville), and in the main lobbies of the Millhopper Branch (3145 N.W. 43rd Street, Gainesville), and the Tower Road Branch (3020 S.W. 75th Street, Gainesville).

This information is free to the public and includes the following booklets:

  1. Above the Flood-Elevating Your Flood-Prone House
  2. Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program
  3. Elevated Residential Structures
  4. Protecting Manufactured Homes from Flood and Other Hazards
  5. Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage
  6. Protecting Floodplain Resources 
  7. Reducing Damage From Localized Flooding

These publications are also available in the main lobby of the Alachua County Public Works Department (5620 N.W. 120th Lane, Gainesville). Hard copies of FEMA maps are available at the Alachua County Public Works Department and the Alachua County Library Headquarters for review only.

For more information, contact Alachua County Development Review Engineer Lalit Lalwani at 352-374-5245 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).