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Public Utilities Stormwater CRS staff will host Flood Workshops every month during 2016 click here for schedule

 
You can also call 941-861-5000 and ask for CRS assistance.
  
FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND CHANGES TO FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND CHARGES WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON APRIL 1, 2016. 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV OR WWW.FEMA.GOV  https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
 
  

As a property owner you have the right to dispute the flood zone designation.  If you can prove that your structure is not at risk to FEMA and they will issue a letter of map amendment (LOMA).  Call your insurance agent of FEMA directly or visit https://www.fema.gov/letter-map-amendment-letter-map-revision-based-fill-process

 
  
Elevation certificates collected by the county since the early 1990’s are available on our website.
 
A records retrieval request could be requested for an elevation certificates prior to the 1990’s and submitted to the building department.
  
A floodplain is any area of land subject to a one percent annual chance of being inundated by flood from any source.

 
  

  • Your property insurance agent can assist you with this information.
  • Your community zoning/planning staff can assist you with this information.
  • Go on-line to www.msc.fema.gov
  
  • The term 100-year flood is used to describe high-risk flood zones. A high-risk flood zone is an area of land that has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any year. This does not mean a flood that happens once every 100 years.
  • The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) use the 100-year flood event as a measure.
  • In Sarasota County, this measurement is equivalent to 10 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period.
  • According to national statistics, you have a 25 percent chance of flooding and a 4 percent chance of a fire in a 30-year time period.
     

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