County Information Desk:
When flooding happens.... Fact:
Communities with flood insurance coverage in force recover much faster when a flood event happens.
Low-lying areas in Pinellas County that are adjacent to creeks, bayous, lakes, Clearwater Harbor, Boca Ciega Bay, Tampa Bay and the Anclote River are subject to flooding. Tropical storms and other threatening weather may present flood hazards to residents due to high tides, storm surges caused by winds and heavy rainfall.
This means everyone is in a flood zone with a risk designation of high, medium or low, so take steps to protect your property and financial security before disaster strikes. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Talk to your insurance provider about your policy and consider if you need additional coverage.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helps provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves if additional coverage is required. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Check the Community Status Book to see if your community is already an NFIP partner. To find out your flood risk, calculate your premium and learn more about the NFIP visit www.FloodSmart.gov.
What to know:
- The Cost of Flooding (estimate)
- Flood Elevation Certificates
- Flood Insurance
- Floodplain Management
- Flood Maps & Zones
- Flood Mitigation
- Flood Safety
- Flood Warning System
- Property Protection
- Resources, Publications and Contacts
- Ditch obstruction
- Flooding issue
- Illegal activities that affect our bays/lakes/streams
- Pond issue
- Sewer issue
- Flood Protection Assistance
- Flood Zone Application
Application for building in a flood zone
- Information and Guidance on Building Safer
- Letter of Map Amendment / Map Revision
- Elevation Certificate
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