Did You Know
- Floods are the most common hazard in the U.S. Most homeowners’ insurance doesn't cover flood damage.
- Flood insurance is required on any structure that is located in a special flood hazard area and is financed through a federally backed mortgage or loan including conventional home mortgage loans, home improvement loans, construction loans and commercial loans.
- The City's active participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) allows city residents to receive discounts on flood insurance.
Find what you need to know about preventing flooding and flood insurance. To learn more, read Flood Zones: What to Know Before the Water Rises.
The following links provide additional useful information related to flood issues:
Preparing for a Flood
- FEMA - Are You Ready? A Guide to Prepare for Flooding
- Red Cross - General Disaster Preparedness
- Red Cross - Preparedness Fast Facts
Property Protection Measures
City staff is available to offer an initial assessment of existing drainage and stormwater conditions for properties within the city. It is the responsibility of the property owner to execute and maintain desirable stormwater management practices. For guidance on drainage issues, please call our office at (407) 571-8607.
- FEMA - Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage
- FEMA - Protecting your Property from Flooding
- Institute for Business and Home Safety - Protecting from Water Damage