Residential Building Permits:
Local Flooding


The average annual rainfall for Mobile exceeds 65 inches per year and is one of the highest in the nations. Hurricane Danny dumped 43 inches of rain on a portion of Mobile County In a single 24-hour period.

Mobile County is routinely hit by heavy squalls moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. These storms may locally drop 4 inches of rain in 1 hour. For these reasons, it is imperative that the home owner position his home on his lot so that it is not subject to flooding. If the lot is generally lower than the surrounding terrain, very careful consideration should be given to flooding prior to construction.

It is generally good practice to insure that the lowest portion of the living area of the home is a least 1 foot above adjacent natural ground. If the floor of your home is below the elevation of the street in front of the home, you should contact a professional engineer, architect and/or landscape architect to insure that your home will not flood from local rain storms.

 

 

 

Inspection Office

MOBILE COUNTY
INSPECTION OFFICE

1110 Schillinger Road N, Ste 100
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 574-3507

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