Most consider the threat of tornadoes to be the primary weather safety issue in Oklahoma, but few realize that the damage done by flooding in our area is as devastating to the victims as most tornadoes.
Flood Hazard Area
Chickasha has a number of creeks and tributaries that are susceptible to flooding during heavy rains, posing a threat to safety and property.
Over 1/3 of the city is located in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Areas along the Washita River, Line Creek and Congo creeks have been particularly susceptible to flooding.
Heavy rains in August of 2007, devastated both residential and commercial property in these areas. However, your property need not be located in the SFHA to sustain flood damage. When drainage courses or storm drains become clogged, they will backup and overflow causing property damage to even upland structures.
Location of Your Property
To find out whether or not your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area, or if you have any questions about the flood hazard in Chickasha, please contact the City of Chickasha Community Development Department.
The city can provide consultation and/or information about the location of your property in relation to the flood zone, elevation certificates, flood maps, flood safety, flood preparedness information, and property protection.