County Information Desk:
Flood zones and evacuation zones are different. They measure different conditions that may not occur at the same time.
The flood zones and evacuation zones are determined by different methods and have different purposes. A home may be located in a non-evacuation zone, yet still be located in a flood zone because of a nearby stream or pond.
An important thing to remember is that flood losses are not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally backed flood insurance available to residents and business owners. Any flooding damage covered under the policy – whether or not a federal disaster declaration is made – will be reimbursed per the policy limits, which can include structural damage or the loss of contents.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for viewing at Pinellas County Building & Development Review Services, 310 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Those who live in the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County can contact Building & Development Review Services at (727)464-3471 to determine whether a building is in a Special Flood Hazard Area. In case the attendant is assisting other customers, citizens are asked to leave their name, phone number, address or parcel ID number (from their tax bill) on the phone mail when prompted to do so.
For more information on flood zones, visit the National Flood Insurance Program or call (888) CALL-FLOOD (225-5356).